Story: Agricultural processing industries

Glaxo ‘builds bonnie babies’

In this front-page advertisement from the London newspaper, the Daily Mail, Glaxo claims to ‘build bonnie babies’. Joseph Nathan and Company was the first firm to make dried milk in New Zealand in 1904 in their factory at Bunnythorpe near Palmerston North. The firm also started the manufacture of casein, a dairy protein, in New Zealand.

Courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline

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Reference: Julia Millen, Glaxo: from bonnie babies to better medicines: the people who made Glaxo. Glaxo New Zealand: Palmerston North, 1991, p. 40.

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

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010