Story: Agricultural processing industries

Mosgiel Woollen Mill, 1980

In 1980 the Mosgiel Woollen Mill, a major employer in the Otago town of Mosgiel, went into receivership after operating for nearly 110 years. The factory was sold and manufacturing continued on-site, but on a smaller scale. The mill closed for good in 2000. 

Watch this clip of mill workers and a union representative marching in the streets in 1980. 

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Woollen mills in the 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010