Kōrero: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

A booming industry (3 o 3)

A booming industry

The New Zealand clothing industry boomed in the post-war decades, when local production was protected by import controls and high tariffs. Many clothing firms had factories in regional towns as well as major cities. This is the Rotorua dressmaking factory of California Products, in 1949.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-033749-F
Photograph by Edward Percival Christensen

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Clothing factories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23983/a-booming-industry (accessed 21 January 2021)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010