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Thursday, 19 June 1930


Senator DUNN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I wish to ask if the Leader of the Government in the Senate has seen in this morning'sDaily Guardian an article which- reads as follows : -

SAY IT WITH CACTUS.

OnSale in City.

There's a new craze starting in Sydney 1 It's the cactus craze. To-day if you want to be in the vogue, you don'tsay it with flowers any more, but with prickles.

Miss Joyce Walker, once a Hobart society girl, has opened a little flower and bric-a-brac shop in the Sydney Arcade.

Anxious to try something different, she one day dressed her window with cactus instead of flowers.

Her friends said she was mad, and the crowd that assembled outside the window probably said so, too; but there was method in her madness.

The unusual show - they range from twoyearolds to fourteen year- is a moneymaker.

People still stop and gape; but they go in as well, and go out plus a cactus and minus some cash.

I should like to know if the Leader of the Senate is aware that these cactus plants are on sale in the city in which Sir George Julius, who is paid £2,000 a year as Chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, resides. Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent to eradicate prickly pear.







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