James Nelson Williams started the first successful horticultural manufacturing business in Hawke’s Bay. His Frimley Canning Factory operated from 1904 to 1913, when the plant was sold to a Nelson company. Here, men are making tin cans to hold the food products. William was a good employer; a visitor to the factory in 1910 described his employees as ‘bright, healthy workers’ who enjoyed ‘ideal conditions’. (Quoted in M. B. Boyd, City of the plains: a history of Hastings. Wellington: Victoria University Press for Hastings District Council, 1984, p. 107.)
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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1910, H-11
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