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Chapter 5

I 1788 - State Of The Art In Textile Technology

II Australian Textiles - The Early Days

III Australian Textiles - The 20th Century

IV Australian Textiles - To Date

V Acknowledgements



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I am grateful to the following people and organizations who have helped with this chapter either by discussion or by directing me to sources of information: Mr. W. A. Hughes (Australian Textile Workers' Union), Mr. R. Brown (formerly Director, Textile, Clothing and Footwear Council of Australia Ltd.), Ms. L. Piip (CSIRO Division of Textile Physics), Mr. A. L. Jones and Mr. R. A. Jones (Scovill Australia Pty. Ltd.), Mr. T. L. Todhunter (Fibremakers), Mr. I. Codner (Holeproof Socks), Ms. M. Mangione (Tennyson Textiles), Melbourne College of Textiles, Mr. G. H. Robinson (Australian Wool Corporation), Mr. G. K. Harris (Foxboro Pty. Ltd.), Prof. M. Chaikin (University of New South Wales)

I thank the following for permission to reproduce the relevant figures: Schlafhorst AG (Figs. 4 to 9), CSIRO Division of Textile Physics (Figs. 23 and 27) and Mr. A. L. Jones (Fig. 28).

I am particularly grateful to Mr. F. Osowski, who helped with the early research and writing, and Ms. Sandra Trembath, Librarian CSIRO Division of Textile Industry who made significant contributions both in researching the early history of textiles and textile innovation in Australia and in compiling the section concerned with CSIRO research. Finally, I warmly thank Mr. W. S. Boston (formerly Manager, Planning and Communication, CSIRO Division of Textile Industry) who assisted in managing the project and in writing and checking the final manuscript.

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