Story: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

Footwear factory, 1920s (2nd of 2)

Footwear factory, 1920s

This is the interior of M. O’Brien’s footwear factory in Christchurch in the 1920s. Christchurch and Auckland were the main centres for footwear production.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/1-007455; G
Photograph by Samuel Heath Head

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Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Footwear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010