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WATER GAS IN NEW ZEALAND.

TO THE EDITOR. Sik, • In your issue of the 4th a short article appears headed “ Water Gas in New Zealand.” As the whole subject of water gas as an illuminator has quite recently appeared in the Dunedin papers, it strikes me as a remarkable fact that the Borough Council of Gore grant a concession for fourteen years to an individual to supply, at 10s per I,oooft, what can be produced for fourpenco. The Borough Council of Gore, having an inexhaustible water supply in the Mataura River at their command, were in a position to light the streets and supply ratepayers with what would serve for both light and power at a much cheaper rate than is likely to be the case for the next fourteen years, had they in the first place applied for information to any of the firms of electrical engineers doing business in the colony, In place such as Gore neither gas works nor steam engine will eventually be found, for having an abundant water supply light can be produced and power for manufacturing purposes generated and distributed by the aid of electricity that will place it in a foremost place as a food-preserving centre. Flour mills, meat preserving works, and dairy factories will centre round places where cheap power and the raw material can be had, and I know of no place in the Australian colonies better suited to this purpose than Gore.— l am, etc., Edwin Fooed, Dunedin, November 5.

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WATER GAS IN NEW ZEALAND., Evening Star, Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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WATER GAS IN NEW ZEALAND. Evening Star, Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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