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Mr Wakefield Interviewed.

, The London correspondent of. thr Bunedin "Star" has interviewed M s Edward Wakefield at the St. Stephen' Club :-" Mr Wakefield, ? he . states! " does no^ propose returning to New Zea, laud" before the end;of the'year, and seems uncertain .whether Jl9 will re-enter public life. He found 'Americans ex-' traord'--.".-;-;- v,., ',„1 1 tuclably curious about :■ 1, .-'\. X-!.': ;•■ we^e^^li^h+i^ to'takg 'copy'" from ;. '■'■. ■■■ .r , ;' 1. .' standing on Antipodean subjects,':and'MT Wakofield.now finds he has a- larger'-cori'"' nection with Yankee newspapers than is altogether convenient. Naturally Mrl Wakefield made a point of inquiring into the possibilities of the flax market in the States. He found the market for New Zealand flax of a carefully, dressed character practically unlimited. He is of opinion, however, and so'is one of the principal American brokers who eros'sed w.th him to England, that before the flax is submitted to the

American market, ' it should be redressed | lin London' and the straw taken off. The I 1 Americans have not as yet machinery for > : this purpose, and do nob understand the process as the English do. Mr Wakefield will have a series of articles in the new " United Service Magazine" (edited by Colonel Morris) on 'Revolutionary Periods in English History.' This is a fv.v.i;i-f: -:ibj,vl «»f his ; in fact, whilst in \-:ii!Vi ii i: I-.-11 re d thevoon before the Columbia C -II- :,-«:<■! Mn-.liv -1 iir-^hiHon-. Recently, Mr \\;.kcii<l'.l ari-winiMiiii-ii Professor I. ■. li, M ..:i :\ vi-i: i > \».h-..ii-wood College, in Hampshire, and assisted i that eminent ornithologist in a lecture on ■ W- ■1.--., 1f.„!...■ M- Field'" opened'the [■ill i-iiii . p'i-c. :■ ..ii 'The Great Auk,' Mr Wakefield following witli ' The Wingless Birds of New Zealand.' The collection of illustrative specimens got: together from provincial and Continental museums and, exhibited on this occasion was exceedingly fine, and the collegians professed themselves equally instructed, interested, and entertained."

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Mr Wakefield Interviewed., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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Mr Wakefield Interviewed. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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