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Mataura mill label

Mataura mill label

This 1890s packaging label from the Mataura Falls Paper Mill Company shows the mill in the foreground, backed by the Mataura River and the freezing works. It was a profitable period of the company’s existence; the label features the new buildings and weir (to the right of the river) constructed between 1892 and 1894.

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Reference: John. H. Angus, Papermaking pioneers: a history of New Zealand Paper Mills Limited and its predecessors. Mataura: New Zealand Paper Mills, 1976

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Megan Cook, 'Pulp and paper, aluminium and steel industries - Paper: the first attempts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010