The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 22
Must now be classed as one of the resources of the Southland district, seeing that the brown wrapping paper is chiefly made from the native tussock grass. The paper manufactory at the Mataura Falls is well worth the attention of visitors to Southland: the several processes which the raw materials undergo until the pulp is ready to enter the machines and the paper is drawn off the cylinders ready for use, are most interesting. The Company who own these works are now beginning to reap the reward of the patience and outlay that has been necessary to carry on this industry to its present success. They had great difficulties to overcome, caused perhaps principally by not procuring at the outset the newest and most approved machinery. In any future undertaking whore machinery is required, the promoters should not fail to obtain the very best plant available, and introduce skilled workmen for the undertaking.