Story: Scots

A woollen-mill worker’s story

Scottish mill workers played an important role in developing New Zealand’s wool industry over many years. Marie Jarvis, from Hawick, had experience in the mills of her hometown when she decided to move with her family to Otago, to work in a mill founded in the 19th century by two Scots, Ross and Glendining.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Immigration after 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/219/a-woollen-mill-workers-story (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015