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Wilukgton, September 23.

Mr A. G. McGregor, a gentleman of long experlenoe Id the fibre trade at home who has been ton' tag the colony for purpoiei of pleasure has made a report on the flax Industry at the request of some millers. He says New Zealand fl»x aan be made to equal Irish or Russian lint If It were properly dressed but that oar msoblnes are only equal to those used half a century ago m Scotland and Ireland. Wi h proper appliances flax could be raised to the position of the largest industry m New Zealand. Mr McGregor suggests that millers should form an association for the purpose of developing the trade, and that the Government ihonld assist by retting an expert to conduct experiments as to the best system of dressing the fibra, and that the different makes of flax should be properly branded.

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THE FLAX INDUSTRY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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THE FLAX INDUSTRY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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