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At the present time, Australia is the third most important country from the point of view of the production of dried vine fruits, and in addition is the largest supplier of such fruit to the markets of Great Britain. Her annual production now normally varies from 60,000 to 65,000 tons, this amount corresponding to a total return of over £2,.000,000 per annum. It has been estimated that some 40,000 people are dependent on the industry, and that 7,000 of them are directly engaged in production, either as growers or employees.

Viticultural Investigations – Commonwealth Research Station, Merbein

1933, Journal of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, vol 6, iss 2, month 5, pages 71 – 79?

csiro 1933-2

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