Story: Bicycles

Zealandia Cycle Works factory (2nd of 2)

Zealandia Cycle Works factory

Nicholas Oates and Alexander Lowry began the Zealandia Cycle Works in Christchurch in 1880. It was the largest bicycle factory in New Zealand or Australia in the late 1890s – turning out branded safety cycles like these.

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Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Bicycle manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23424/zealandia-cycle-works-factory (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Jamie Mackay, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016