30 July 1945 The Sydney Morning Herald
Wagga Wagga, Sunday -
A hundred delegates attended a conference at Tarcutta to-day to discuss the development of the Murrumbidgee valley from Wagga to Gundagai.
The conference, which was attended by the Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Graham and Mr. W. P. Sheahan, M.L.A., decided to approve of the Government's scheme for closer settlement of soldiers.
Resolutions urging the Government to conserve waters for irrigation purposes, and to extend electricity facilities were carried.
Mr. Graham said the Government hoped to throw a network of electricity all over the State, and the construction of a dam at Blowering on the Tumut River, would be a No 1 post-war work.