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Silk Culture

have been very satisfactory.  There were this year (1893) 148,971 breeders, against 141,487 in 1892, and these have hatched 223,012 ounces eggs, against 227,156 the preceding year.  The production of new cocoons has been correspondingly larger and prices have risen, not only for cocoons for weaving but for breeding."
  The intention of the Government is that persons who earnestly desire instruction in silk-growing should, as far as practicable, have the opportunity of obtaining it from their appointed officer; and as this opportunity must necessarily  be very limited at first, it is obvious that the demands for such instruction from persons possessing or actually forming plantations would have to be preferential.

Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer. - 1894.

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