Story: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

Women machinists (2nd of 3)

Women machinists

The clothing industry became increasingly mechanised in the early 20th century. These machinists are working in a clothing factory, about 1920.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Clothing factories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010