Story: Factory industries

Pea processing at Wattie's, 1959

The highly mechanised production line used in Wattie’s Hastings factory was set up because of labour shortages, and was an advantage when it came to processing peas. Automation allowed vegetables to be picked, taken to the factory and canned within a matter of hours, and would become an increasing feature of factory production in many industries. 

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 87. National Film Unit, 1959

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Ian Hunter, 'Factory industries - Protecting factories, 1945 to the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/25580/pea-processing-at-watties-1959 (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010