Friday March 1st 1929, page 108

Pioneer reported that The Wine Overseas Marketing Bill was introduced in the House Of Representatives. The Bill provides for the establishment of an overseas marketing board and would comprise of one member with commercial experience ,appointed by the Governer-General, two representatives elected by the cooperative wineries and distilleries in New South wales and Queensland, one elected to represent similar interests in Victoria and, further, two to represent similar interests in South Australia and Western Australia.
The Government representative will hold office indefinitely, while the elected members will hold office for two years.
This move was to counter the problems associated with comparative costs and practices of our competitors and to assist Australian winemakers to achieve sale of wine in Great Britain.

Friday April 19th 1929, page 181

A rumour was circulating that the whole of the 1928 vintage was sold to a London purchaser. The first shipment under the contract will go forward at the weekend and it is believed that arrangements are in hand to despatch 60,000 gallons within the coming week.

Friday May 3rd 1929, page 216

Need to check article!

June 30th 1929

Total wine exported over the last 5 years is 11,1190,681 gallons and approximately of this was 7,957,533 gallons  were sweet fortified wine on which the  bounty was paid.
Fortifying Spirit amounted to 8,113,063 proof gallons and the excise duty  paid was £2,321,935

Friday September 6th 1929, page 423

Article by Mr. H. J. Brownett of Winkie, August 10th 1929

Friday November 1st 1929, page 521

The Premier, Mr. R. L. Butler suspended standing orders to move that the Government advance £100,000 to the Berri Distillery Company.
There was a stock of 300,000 gallons of spirit which could not be sold until it reached maturity. The debate was adjourned. At this stage I comment that it may have been brandy spirit which had to be stored in wood for two years before being released for sale to the consumer.
Fortifying spirit has no maturity requirement. The Profit and Loss Account for 30th November 1928 recorded that value of wine and spirit stocks was £67,083 with assets at £217,303 and liabilities were £144,850

Friday November 8th 1929, page 533

After further debate the Government agreed to advance £50,000.

Friday November 15th 1929, page 547

The Pioneer reported on various matters ariring from the Federal Viticultural Council's Annual General Meeting.
At this stage the annual vintage produces 17,000,000 gallons, of which 9,000,000 gallons is beverage wine and 8,000,000 gallons are processed for distillation. Also mention was made concerning stocks of Australian wine and spirit. Estimates indicate that carryover in 1927 was 1,000,000 gallons, in 1928, 1,600,000 gallons and in 1929 could possibly be 2,500,000 gallons.
The revenue collected by the Federal Government as excise on brandy and fortifying spirit equated to £17-8-3 per acre on the estimated 50,000 acres of wine grapes, some of which were not in bearing that year.
One other point the Council raised was the effect of the restrictive liquor licence laws and need to been changed to encourage the consumption
in all public eating places.



January 1st 1930

Fortifying Spirit Stock totalled 1,408,500 proof gallons. !

Friday March 14th 1930, page 122

Prime Minister Mr. Scullin decided to introduce a bill to increase the existing bounty of 1/- per gallon to 1/6 per gallon in response to approaches from winemakers, vitiiculturists and returned soldiers growing grapes in irrigation settlements.
The changes to the flawed Grape Charges Act allowed the Wine Overseas Marketing Board to get into gear and struck a 3/- per ton levy on all fresh grapes and 8/- per ton delivered to distilleries and used in the manufacture of wine.
At  June 30th 1929 stocks of wine totalled 19, 476,378 gallons and in December the total had fallen to 13,645,542 gallons in store, in repsonse to export, distillation and home consumption.
In December 1929 Australia exported 191,560 gallons of wine.
Stocks of Australian wine in bond in Great Britain on 31st December 1929 was 2,035,000 gallons, a decrease of 321,000 gallons on the corresponding date on 30th June 1928 and gave an indication that the British market may be on the climb.  The total stock in bond in Great Britain at 31st December 1929 was 6,961,000 gallons.
Expected make could be between 15,000,000 and 16,500,000 gallons depending on rainfall in the coming weeks.

Friday March 28th 1930, page 146

The Federal Government's decision to increase the duty on fortifying spirit from 5/- and 6/- to 10/- and 11/- has seen Penfold's at Griffith close and it may mean that no wine will be made in the Mildura district.
Bounty was increased from 1/-  to 1/6 per gallon.

Revenue in Australian Pounds from excise duty on fortifying spirit during the last 5 years,

1924-25 333,201
1925-26  427,945
1926-27 528,989
1927-28 571,272
1928-29 460,528  
Total   2,321,935


The total of wine exported under the bounty system in 1928-29    approximated 1,252,000 gallons

Friday April 25th 1930, page 194

Figures in this article related to June 30th last year and have been entered there.

Friday May 30th 1930, page 263

Lindeman's Monthly report indicates that our stock level in Great Britain had decreased and was an encouraging sign for our exporters.

Friday June 30th 1930, page 290

Oscar Weste article points noted in appropriate years

For the period July 1st 1929 to June 30th 1930

There were  575,781 proof gallons of brandy produced (Excise was £287,779) and 1,447,038 proof gallons of fortifying spirit distilled (Excise £246,442)
The excise on deferred paymentson fortifying spirit in bond was £769,672.
Wine on hand was 19,291486 gallons and out of this was 7,907,114 gallons under bond

Friday August 15th 1930, page 384

The Hon. J. Gunn, Commonwealth director of Development, and Mr. R. McK. Gollan, Chief Excise Inspector for S.A.  The gentlemen have been asked by the Commonwealth Government to investigate the Wine Industry of Australia, and would include:
Production of grapes
Manufacturing of Wine
Marketing of Wine
Exportation of Wine
and would encompass the the various costs of production of grapes, wine and spirit, and would include freight and transport charges and methods of distribution.

Friday October 31st 1930, page 517

Parliament had asked the South Australian Auditor-general's Department to look at the financial state of the winery since the Board had asked for further financial assistance

Friday November 7th 1930, page 530

Friday December 12th 1930, page 587

WA Rump, sale of 30,000 gallons in London.


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