Kōrero: City history and people

Furniture factory, 1900

Furniture factory, 1900

From the late 1860s the government encouraged the growth of manufacturing to reduce New Zealand’s reliance on imported goods. Manufacturing favoured city locations due to their ample labour supply and ready access to markets. This is the interior of Ballantyne’s furniture factory in Christchurch in 1900, with chair frames hanging from the rafters. The furniture was sold in its department store, the company believing its wares bore positive comparison with those made overseas.

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Christchurch City Libraries
Reference: PhotoCD 17 IMG0030

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Towns to cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23505/furniture-factory-1900 (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā David Thorns and Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010