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Petone industry

Petone industry

The Gear meat works, in the middle distance, covers a large site in Petone, in this view from the early 20th century. In the foreground the Hutt Road doglegs and is crossed by the Wellington–Wairarapa railway line. Beside the line are the railway workshops (left), beyond the hotel. Workers’ houses surround the industries.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-0614-1/2-G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Hutt Valley – south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016