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NOT OBJECTED TO.

AUSTRALIANS ON THE CLYDE. I LONDON, March 15. Mr Alexander Wilkie (Labour member for Dundee, and general secretary Of the Shipwrights' Society), interviewed to-day regarding the employment of Australians ! on the two torpedo-boat destroyers to be built for the Federal Government, said there was no objection to the employment of colonial artisans in the Clyde yards if their object was to learn warship-build-ing.- 1 *" - I

It would be many years before Australia would be able to compete, but the establishment of repair yards there would probably necessitate many skilled English workmen going to Australia.

The contractors expect to begin the Australian destroyers in five weeks.

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NOT OBJECTED TO. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 64, 16 March 1909

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