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TSE BRITISH EMPIRE: — NEW SOUTH WALES

The total land alienated or in process of alienation at the end of 1897 was 45,738,687 acres. The total land occupied under leases of various kinds was 124,184,284 acres. The following table gives the statistics of holdings of 1 acre and lipwards for the past ten years ending March 31: —

Acreage

1889

1890

1891

1892

1S93

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1 to 15 acres .

6,889

7,290

8,804

9,201

10,164

10,892

12,301

13,101

14,082

15,179

16 to 200

21,503

22,048

22,153

22,815

23,790

24,062

25,707

26,529

27,627

28,404

201 to 400 .

6,612

6,774

7,059

7,392

7,796

7,821

8,299

8,315

8,579

8,fi79

401 to 1,000 .

6,750

6,849

6,906

75158

7,453

7,313

7,569

7,423

7,517

7,623

1,001 to 2,000

2,089

2,191

2,388

2,402

•2,547

2,508

2,475

2,436

2,557

2,631

2.001 to 10,000 .

1.774

1,810

1,994

1,905

2,006

2,012

2,013

2,046

2,109

2,108

10,001 and upwards Total

580

658

656

677

672

643

656

679

672

674

46,197

47,620

49,960

51,550

54,428

55,251

59,020

60,529

63,143

65,298

The area Under cultivation and the crops produced were as

in New South Wales during the last four years follow : —

Year ending 31 March

1895

1896 1897

1898

Area under

Acres

Acres

Acres

Acres

Cultivation

1,325,964

1,348,600

1,659,717

1,821,829 •

Principal Crops

Area

Prtxiuce

Area

Produce

Area

Produce

Area

Produce

Acres

Bish.

Acres

Bush.

Acres

Bush.

Acres

Bush.

i^Grain . Wheat {

647,483

7,041,378 Tons

596,684

5,195,312 Tons

866,112

8,853,445 Tons.

993,350

10,560,111 Tons

iHay .

125,797

136,837 Bush.

172,614

99,679 Bush.

161,136

118,337 Bush.

213,720

181,646 Bush.

Maize

/■Grain, Barley {

208,308 10,396

5,625,533 179,348 Tons

211,104 7,590

5,687,030 96,119 Tons

211,382 6,453

5,754,21? 110,340 Tons.

209,588 5,151

6,713,060 99,509 Tons

iHay .

953

1,285 1,744 Bush.

1,398 Bush.

1,615

2,231 Bush.

1,509

2,008 Bush.

( Grain . Oats {

30,636

562,725 23,750 Tons

374,196 Tons

39,530

834,633 Tohs

29,605

543,946 Tons

I Hay . Potatoes . Lucerne and

96,856 30,089

95,517 120,857 86,170 24,722

79,635 56,179

133,946 31,170

142,957 84,214

152,598 23,816

138,546 55,332

sown grasses (Hay)

21,637

48,234 24,081 Cwts. 1

48,959 Cwts.

30,512

71,467 Cwts.

S3, 246

83,154 Cwts.

Tobacco .

716

8,132| 1,231

11,142

2,744

27,468

2,181

19,718

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Sugar-cane

Vines

Year

ending

31 March

Total Area

32,909 32,927 31,053 25,865

Tons

Total Area

Wines

Brandy

Table Ffuit

1895 1896 1897 1898

264,254 207,771 320,276 269,068

7,577 7,519 8,061 8,083

Gallons 731,683 885,673 794,256 864,514

Gallons 6,356 7,149 7,134 10,790

Tons 4,617 4,017

2,885 4,230

The principal fmit-culture of the colony is that of the orange. There were in March, 1898, 13,943 acres under oranges, with an estimated produc- tion of 527,508 cases, or 6,330,096 dozen.