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NEW YORK, April 28. (A.A.P.)
On the eve of the opening of th .World's Fair, the Australian pavilioi is probably further advanced than an;
A preview which was accorded the Austra lian Associated Press, left the conviction tha it will be one of the most impressive pavilion;
in this "world of to-morrow."
The fair still seems to be a wilderness ol scaffolding, and there is still a swarm ol workmen. When President Roosevelt makes his opening address on Sunday, however, it ii I expected to be ready to function .
Strikes, bad weather, and a lack of skilled workers have seriously handicapped many ex- hibitors. While the Australian Government Trade Commissioner, Mr. L. R. Macgregor, could point with pride lo the fact that the Australian pavilion will be really finished on Sunday, the New Zealand Commissioner, Mr. Firth, is surveying thc almost empty reaches ol his Dominion's pavilion. He has to con- tent himself willi the expectation that, when the retiring British Ambassador to the United States. Sir Ronald Lindsay, officially opens the United Kingdom and Australasian pavilions on May 12, New Zealand's remarkable displays will be in place.
The Australian pavilion, which is the only British area to be air-conditioned, and has an Australian-trained staff of six hostesses and three experts, is achieving artistic and tech ! nical heights. It will be not only the most
interesting and informative exhibition that I Australia has presented in . any country, but
one of the most attractive at the Fair.
The pavilion has three main sections, de- picting the major primary industries, particu- larly wool, the manufacturing industries, and
scenic travel attractions.
One of the most striking items is a set of Margaret Preston's oils, depicting wildflowers. Others are various wool and travel exhibits.
The New Zealand exhibit stresses the scenic beauty of thc Dominions, Maori culture, the appeal to thc sportsman, and the industrial opportunities lying in the Dominion's raw