Fruit, Packing containers, Western Australia
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ONE of the first cases used for the marketing of citrus fruit in Western Australia was the "flat bushel," which is similar in size to the "long bushel" used extensively for pears in Victoria.
In a bulletin on fruit packing and the marketing and exporting of fruit issued in 1915, the fiat box was illustrated and recommended as a suitable container for the local market.
This case was superseded by the "dump" case when the Harvey area came into production about the beginning of World War I.
Bloomfield, J S.
"The half dump for easier and better fruit packing,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss1/5