Story: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

Savage visits Skellerup

Savage visits Skellerup

Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage watches a woman working at Skellerup Industries’ waterproof clothing factory in the late 1930s. In 1938 Savage’s Labour government brought in strict import controls to nurture the New Zealand clothing industry.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Clothing factories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23985/savage-visits-skellerup (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010