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(Per Press Association.)


Referring to the announcement that the Federal Government has decided, to commandeer all coal in the Commonwealth, the Hon. A. M. Myers stated to-day that as far as he could judge at the moment the Dominion's supply from Newcastle would not be detrimentally affected, as it was not anticipated that the output from the mines would be reduced. Recent strikes in Newcastle had given considerable cause for anxiety, but from information received he understood the bulk of the mines had resumed work, and he hoped regular supplies would soon be again coming to hand. Further, every endeavour was being made to arrange for oversea ships en route to the Dominion, both via America and Australia, to pick up cargoes of coal. The recent epidemic and strike at Millerton, together with the continued stoppage of work at the Green Island mines in Otago, had accentuated the, acute shortage of coal which had existed during the past two years in practically every part of the Dominion. "Every possible effort is being made, however," concluded Mr Myers, "to do the, best possible''the national interests with. the supplies that are coming j to hand."

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EFFECT ON NEW ZEALAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9600, 3 May 1919

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EFFECT ON NEW ZEALAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9600, 3 May 1919

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