Story: Regional economies

Gear meat works, Petone

Gear meat works, Petone

There was not much livestock in the Hutt Valley, where Gear Meat Works was established in 1882. But its proximity to the railway on which the livestock arrived, and a port, Wellington, from which the meat was shipped, made it an optimal location for a meat freezing works.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Regional economies, 1920 to 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 July 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010