Story: Manufacturing – an overview

Manufacturing, 1867

In 1867 manufacturing was spread through New Zealand’s provinces. Auckland remained the dominant industrial area, with the most manufacturers (102), the most employees (1,041), the most horsepower used (1,165 – around 900 kilowatts), and the most capital invested (£246,400 – around $25 million in 2009 terms). It would shortly be overtaken by Dunedin, its manufacturing lifted by the gold rush.

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Ian Hunter, 'Manufacturing – an overview - Early manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010