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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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Dominion Physical Laboratory

Within the framework of governmental activity the work of the Dominion Physical Laboratory is of prime importance. In addition, much invaluable developmental work has been done by those other State organisations such as the Post Office, Ministry of Works, Department of Civil Aviation, Broadcasting Corporation, Electricity Department, Marine Department, and Railways Department that make use of engineering skills and staffs.