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A farmer and the son of a farmer, the recently-appointed Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Crawford David Nalder, brings to his new post a wealth of experience gained in a lifetime of practical farming and stockbreeding; a knowledge of Parliamentary procedure dating back some 12 years and an understanding of rural matters gained as a member of the executive of farmers' organisations and as a member of the Wagin Road Board and the Wagin Agricultural Society.
Son of the late Mr. H. A. Nalder, a prominent breeder and exhibitor of Clydesdale horses in the pre-tractor era, the new Minister was born in Katanning in 1910 and remained on the home farm near Wagin until 1934 when he took over a 2,274-acre property, ten miles from Wagin on the Dongolocking Road. He maintains a Murray blood Merino stud on this location and has recently added to his holdings by the acquisition of a 700-acre property on which he has established studs of A.I.S. cattle, Suffolk sheep and Large White Pigs.
"Farmer M.L.A. Becomes Minister for Agriculture,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 8:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol8/iss3/3