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Group Settlement continued

It was hoped that the Scheme would reduce the State's dependence on dairy imports - and in this regard it can be deemed to have succeeded. After much hardship and suffering the scheme resulted in the eventual development of a dairy industry. By the 1930s a number of dairies had opened throughout the South-West.
At the same time members of the Group Settlements helped to build the infrastructure of the State's South-West.


Roads and railway tracks were pushed through previously inaccessible areas to provide access to lands newly cleared by settlers on the Groups.



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