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Mosgiel Woollen Factory

Mosgiel Woollen Factory

The Mosgiel Woollen Factory Company, established in 1873, was the major local employer of girls and women in Mosgiel, near Dunedin. The establishment of such large factories needed capital. Companies whose owners had personal links to willing investors and political figures grew rapidly. Arthur Burns, the son of Thomas Burns (a key figure in the the settlement of Otago), was involved in establishing the Mosgiel Woollen Factory.

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - Capital and large companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010