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A correspondent sends us the following compilation, showing the progress of New Zealand in manufactures :— '. Manufactories, Grain Mills, Brewers' Works &c in ISU7 and 1874, showing the industrial development of the Colony, and its progress in 7 years : _, 18G774 1870 "74 Biscuit Manufacto- Grain Mills.. ..58 80 nes ..-..54 Iron and Brass Hone Manure Manu- Foundries 16 «■» factories.. ..13 Lime Kilns.. .. 3 14 Breweries .. ..5182 Malt Kilns.. ..10 ID Brick and Tile Yards Engineers, Machinand Potteries ..37 84 isls, &c 410 Candle and Soap Patent Slip.. .. l_ i, ? r £ s ,.j; •• 612 Petroleum Works.. 1 Coach Building .. 010 Rope and Cordage Collieries .. ..8 44 Manufactories.. 717 Fnllmongcrs, Tan- Sawmills and Sasli lieries, aud Wool- aud Door Manuscouring Estib- factories .. . 9316! I'slyuents .. 30 71 Ship and Boat Flax Worts ..15110 Building.. ..22 20 Gasworks.. ..3 8 Stone Quarries for Ginger Beer. Aer- Building.. .. 513 ated Water, Li- Woollen Cloth Maquer, and Cordial nufactorles ..12 Manufactories .. 23 — The following are the establishments started since 1567 : —Agricultural implements, 6 ; bacon-curing establishments, 3 • basket and toy making, 1; block and pump, 1; boiler making, 2 ; boiling down and meat preserving, 10; boot manufactories, 5 ; cigar manufactories, 2; clothing manufactories, 2; coffee, chicory, &c., S ; colonial wine, 1 • cooperages, 2; distilleries, 2; fish-curin" establishments, 2; furniture manufactories" 6 ; printing establishments, G7 ; glass works, 1 ; glue manufactories, 2; hat and cap manufactories, 3 jj hearthrug and matting manufactories, 1; pail, tub, &c, manufactories, 2 ; paint manufactories, 1; turning wood and ivory manufactories, 1 ; varnish, 1. In commenting un the figures our correspondent says : —"I may point out that, while there is a great increase in the number of breweries, the gingerbeer and lemonade manufactories remain at the same figure ! Of patent slips there were surely two in IS74—one in Auckland and one ia Wellington. The greater number of flax-works was entirely owing to the invention of the flaxstripper by Mr. Johnstone Dougal, Pokeno, Auckland. A department, specially for the superintendence of mines and manufactures, so organised that it could foster the establishment of new industries, and also the introduction of fresh articles of produce in our ordinary trade."

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PROGRESS OF NEW ZEALAND IN MANUFACTURES., New Zealand Herald, Volume XIV, Issue 4748, 3 February 1877

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PROGRESS OF NEW ZEALAND IN MANUFACTURES. New Zealand Herald, Volume XIV, Issue 4748, 3 February 1877