Wool Types in Australia Total 1,500

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Title

Wool Types in Australia Total 1,500

Subject

competition, marketing, medieval methods, sales, Sydney University, synthetic fibres, T. G. Hunter, wool, wool market, wool trade, sheep

Description

In this article about wool sales in 1952, Australia’s marketing methods are described as medieval. T. G. Hunter, a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Sydney University, is quoted advising that wool should be marketed in a few uniform grades (rather than by 1,500 different classification types) so as to counter the threat posed by uniform quality synthetic fibres. This change, although costly, is necessary, suggests the author, if the Australian wool trade is to maintain its sales volume.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The West Australian

Date

6 December 1952, p. 10.

Rights

The West Australian

Format

Digitised Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Original Format

Digitised Newspaper Article, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49067504

Citation

“Wool Types in Australia Total 1,500,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/431.