Australian Wool Board

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inspired by a skein of wool, funded by Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

The Australian Wool Board came into being on 1 July 1963 following the recommendations to government of a specially appointed committee. The most important recommendation was that wool promotion research and testing should be brought under the control of a single body which should also act as an advisory authority on wool marketing.


  • Wool promotion in Australia and overseas through the International Wool Secretariat with the Wool Boards of New Zealand South Africa and Uruguay[1]
  • Provision of testing services for wool and wool products[1]
  • Provision of advice to government on wool research activities by government bodies in relation to the needs of the wool industry[1]
  • Oversight of all aspects of wool marketing but without executive powers over marketing[1]


By a levy on woolgrowers first instituted to finance wool promotion activities in 1936 and later supplemented by the Commonwealth Government[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e page 800, Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia No. 58, 1972

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