Story: Factory industries

Protesting against tariff cuts

Protesting against tariff cuts

These textile workers are protesting against continuing cuts in tariffs in 1998. By the late 1990s the textile and clothing industry had shrunk dramatically. Along with loss of factories went loss of jobs, many in small towns with few alternative employers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/1371/22a
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Ian Hunter, 'Factory industries - Inflation and deregulation, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010