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Hamilton industries

Plastics and brewing are two Hamilton industries mentioned in this 1948 film, ‘Hamilton, city of service’. Brewing of beer and soft drinks was an industry dating back to the 19th century, whereas when the film was made, the plastics industry was relatively new. In the following decades it grew in importance.

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Reference: City of service, Hamilton. Neuline Film Studios, 1949 (F36861)

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Hamilton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015