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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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The Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand (Inc.)

This Organisation, registered in 1961, represents an important development in collaborative research in the wool industry. Its relationship to the New Zealand Wool Industries Research Institute appears, from its rules, to be complementary, with an emphasis on “wool science”. The laboratories will be situated at Lincoln, adjacent to Canterbury Agricultural College (Lincoln College). Finance from industry is provided through the New Zealand Wool Board and is on a generous basis. The management is vested in an executive consisting of four to six members appointed by the Wool Board, two appointed by the Minister of Scientific and Industrial Research, one by the Minister of Agriculture, the Director-General, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (with right to move motions at meetings but not to vote), and up to three co-opted members (without vote).