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Boon's Bakery, 1930s

Boon's Bakery, 1930s

Bakers check loaves of bread exiting an automated electric oven onto a conveyor belt at Boon's Bakery in Christchurch in the 1930s. Electric ovens produced a uniform product in enormous numbers, spelling the end of many small town bakers, with their wood-fired ovens and hand-made loaves.

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Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Historical Association Collection
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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Bakers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016