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Support from the British Government

Established by James Mitchell while serving as Minister for Agriculture, an agreement was made with the British Government to settle 15,000 migrants on the land in 1919.  Mitchell enthusiastically backed the scheme as Premier from 1921 to 1924, while his successor Phil Collier gave continued support.

The following photographs show a visit of the British Empire Parliamentary Delegation to the South-West in 1925 to meet with settlers and inspect the progress of the scheme.  Support from the British Government was crucial in setting up and promoting the programme.

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