Kōrero: Farming in the economy

Wattie’s produce

Wattie’s produce

James Wattie started his business canning fruit in 1934, and in 1936 he added a selection of vegetables. The business expanded in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne. In 1955 the company began quick-freezing peas. By the end of the 1950s Wattie’s was a major exporter of canned and frozen produce. These workers are inspecting peas in the Hastings factory in January 1948.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: PAColl-9531-19

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - The golden years, 1950s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17640/watties-produce (accessed 2 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008