Story: Agricultural processing industries

Women’s place in the works (1st of 2)

Women’s place in the works

These women are quality testing sausage casings at the Westfield Freezing Works in 1948. Until the 1970s very few women worked in freezing works, and those who did were in lower paid jobs like this one.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-034218-F
Photograph by W. Walker

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Meat processing from 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010