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Tuesday, 23 October 1956

Mr McMAHON - I have made some inquiries, in order to ascertain why so little of the wool sold in the Geelong area was shipped from that port. I found that approximately 5 per cent, of the wool was shipped from Geelong, and 20 per cent, of it was locally consumed. There were tworeasons why the remainder was not shipped from Geelong. The first was that such a small quantity was involved that it was found to be cheaper to take it to Melbourne and ship it from there. The second reasonwas that the delay that would have been entailed in shipping small quantities of wool from Geelong was thought to be not in thebest interests of the wool producers.

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