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Griffin’s factory

Griffin’s factory

During the 1920s and 1930s the Hutt Valley became more industrialised. The Griffin’s biscuit factory was among the many enterprises to set up in the area. These women are packing water crackers during the Second World War, when thousands of women were ‘manpowered’ into industries to aid the war effort. After the war many kept working in such factories.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Colleen Douglas Collection (PAColl-4943)
Reference: PAColl-4943-1
Photograph by Charles P. S. Boyer

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Hutt Valley – south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13465/griffins-factory (accessed 22 July 2017)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016