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promotion for youth. Dairy farms suddenly expanded from 30 to 300 acres for nine Netherlands farm boys who last month arrived in Melbourne for a year's farming experience in Australia. The boys made the trip under a project organised by the Dutch Christelijke Emigration Agency in cooperation with the Australian Government. They will spend a year studying Australian farming conditions and then return to Holland, unless of course they decide to remain in Australia. Typical of the party are 4 boys who have started work on farms near Leongatha, 80 miles south east of Melbourne in the rich Gippsland dairying district. Here over 60 Dutch families have settled in post war years, prospering on Dairy farms or by working in the small towns dotted about the district. Albert Pool , hand feeds a pet calf and sheep

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A12111, 1/1960/34/7
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