Wool: a History of the New Zealand Wool Industry

Author(s): John MacGibbon

Sheep & Wool | Writing & History

Wool traces the story of New Zealand�s wool industry from inauspicious beginnings in 1779, when Captain Cook landed a pair of sheep that lived only two days, through colonial farm development, shearing, research & development, the �wool trade�, farmer politics, grower levies, market support schemes and statutory wool organisations, to wool products and their promotion in New Zealand and overseas. Great to read and great to look at.


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Whalers, settlers & shagroons - 1779-1860; An industry develops - 1860-1890; 'Nineties to the Great War; The commandeer years - 1916-1922; Bawra and beyond - 1921-1936; Wool Publicity Committee - 1936-1944; Setting up the International Wool Secretariat - 1937-1945; The Second Commandeer - World War II; New Zealand Wool Board - 1945-1951; Working up to the Wool Commission - 1947-1952; The 'Trade'; New Zealand Wool Commission - 1952-1972; New Zealand Wool Board - 1952-1972; In the woolshed; The Secretariat - post-war to 1960; The opposition develops: manufactured fibres; Research grew from small beginnings; The market reform crusade starts - 1964-1972; Match in the tussock - the acquisition debate, 1972-73; Wool testing ; Woolmark glory years - 1960-1975; New Zealand Wool Marketing Corporation - 1972-1977; Transport and packaging; Spinning yarns - wool processing in New Zealand; Promoting wool products in New Zealand - 1929-2003; Driving the market - NZ Wool Board - 1978-1989; IWS and its aftermath - 1976-2003; Storm clouds over the Wool Board - 1989-1997; Recent years; Appendix I: Members, directors & senior officers of wool statutory and related organisations; Appendix II: Wool Board levy income and IWS contributions; Appendix III: Wool industry oral history project; Footnotes and appendices; Acknowledgements - illustrations; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780958224345
  • : Ngaio Press
  • : Ngaio Press
  • : 220mm X 270mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : Agriculture & related industries; Textile & fibre technology; History of specific subjects
  • : 615 photographs, drawings, cartoons etc
  • : John MacGibbon
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 338.17631450993