Kōrero: Hops, tobacco and hemp

Tobacco bales

Tobacco bales

Bales of tobacco await processing at the W. D. & H. O. Wills factory in Wellington. Local cigarette manufacturing began in 1919 when a joint venture of British and New Zealand interests set up the factory. By the early 1930s, 90% of New Zealand’s tobacco crop was grown in the Nelson region. Bales were shipped to Wellington.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 13 DA8604

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jim McAloon, 'Hops, tobacco and hemp - Tobacco', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17036/tobacco-bales (accessed 2 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jim McAloon, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008