NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
22nd May, 1914 : The federal Government is offering 233 square miles of pastoral land in the Northern Territory for lease over 42 years. The rent will be set at three shillings per square mile, per annum, for the first 21 years. The leases specify stocking rates and fencing requirements. The Government is also considering starting a dairy industry in the Territory.
[99 years later still considering]