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Mr Carne, the curator of the Geological Museum in Sydney, and bis assistant, Mr M. Ford, are busily engaged packing show cases and exhibits belonging to the Government of New South Wales. A cable message from the official agent of the Exhibition in London has just come to hand stating that the applications of British exhibitors up to date amount to 10,000 ft of space (exclusive of machinery). This, added to the numerous applications received through local and Australian agencies, will quite fill up the British Court. One hundred private firms have notified a desire to have room allotted in the Continental section. The Commissioner from the New South Waleß Government (Mr O. Meyer) wires that he leaves for Dunedin by next Melbourne steamer to take official possession of that colony's court. In order to give the visitors to the Dunedin Exhibition-; an adequate idea of the beauty of Now Zealand hemp when separated from the pulp by a process which leaves the fibre its natural color, Mr Donald Fraser has engaged some Parawanui Maoris to dress about a hundredweight, which it is his intention to send down for exhibition. The fibre so dressed will, too, have the additional merit of being from the best variety of flax in New Zealand, some which the Maoris brought down from Taranaki and transplanted in their pah.— Rangitikei 'Advocate.'

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889