Story: English

Speight’s beer labels

Speight’s beer labels

The English were great drinkers of beer, and this tradition continued in New Zealand. English brewers were common in the new world, including the Yorkshireman James Speight, whose brewery opened in Dunedin in 1876.

Using this item

Speight's Heritage Centre

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Terry Hearn, 'English - Popular culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/2028/speights-beer-labels (accessed 17 April 2021)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015