In the first half of the century, the Central West farmers benefited from the close settlement policies and railway construction, which put them in contact with the Australian Worker's Union as well as the Labour Party. The farmer's support for Labor was strong in some electorates, even though this began to wane after rail construction peaked in 1913.
|Title of host publication||People and politics in regional New South Wales, Vol. II, the 1950s to 2006|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Number of pages||37|
|Edition||2 (revised) / 7|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|