The first Government assistance given out for agricultural purposes was allocated to Esperance Downs Research Station. The cabinet had approved the recommendation of a grant of 10,000 pounds, and a maximum of a 1,000 ponds to any individual applicant.

The land at the Research Station was found to be in need of extensive fertilising, and despite a heavy workload developing the research station, the first experimental crops were sown in June.

There were 191 motor vehicles registered per thousand head of population in Esperance.



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