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WELLINGTON, September 23,

Mr A. G. M'Gregor, a gentleman of long experience in the fibre trade at Homo, who has been touring the colony for the purposes of pleasure, has made a report on the flax industry at the request of some millers. He says that flax can be made to equal Irish or Russian lint, if it were properly dressed, but our machines are only equal to those used half a century ago in Scotland and Ireland. With proper appliances our flax could be raised to the largest industry in New Zealand. He suggests that the millers should form an association for tho purpose of developing the trade ; that the Government should assist by getting an expert to conduct experiments as to the best system of dressing the fibre; and that the different makes of flax should be properly branded.

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THE FLAX INDUSTRY., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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THE FLAX INDUSTRY. Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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