Engineering Volume 30

Engineering Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...done is almost incredible, except to those who know from experience how it is possible for a department to act on a theoretical s stem without considering the practical conditions involve. Examination of maps, in connexion with evidence taken, has convinced us that a large.waste of public money has been in curred in this direction. Blocks have been uselessly cut up into numbers of small sections. This ll'lB been proved by the fact that either no sales have been effected, or they have been so small as not even to cover the cost of survey, which has in a large number of cases been from ls. 6d. to 2s. 6d. per acre. The evil has not, however, been confined to the mere waste of money. The result of laying off sections without regard to the nature and configuration of the land has been that large blocks of country are rendered unsaleable, and are often held without charge by the men who have been shrewd enough to secure the few which form, as it were, the key to the rest. This has tended to encourage that monopol whichit has been the desire of the Legislature to avoid, while it has largely increased the expense of survey. To those who have any knowledge of the practical work of settlement it will be at once obvious that where land is laid out in such a way that the section lines ran over ground on which it is almost impossible to fence, the prospect of purchases being made is greatly decreased. In alarge number of cases the scheme of sections has been first laid off on paper quite independent of the form of the land; and the result may be imagined when this has to be marked out on a rugged piece of count. Had care been taken to survey lanv only into suitaliha allotments, and with due consideration of the way in which form its character it was...
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  • Paperback | 1144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 57mm | 1,996g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972260
  • 9781236972262