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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Other Government Departments

Of the other Government Departments involved in scientific work, mention may be made of the Department of Civil Aviation (New Zealand Meteorological Service), the Marine Department (biological research, particularly that associated with commercial fisheries), the Navy Department (Naval Research Laboratory), the New Zealand Forest Service, and the Department of Health (the National Health Institute, the Dominion X-ray and Radium Laboratory, the laboratories of the Chemical Inspectors at Auckland and Wellington and work on medical statistics). Separate consideration is given to mining and engineering in other sections.