Kōrero: Manufacturing – an overview



The roots of the Griffins biscuit business were in the flour and cocoa milling business set up by colonist John Griffin in Nelson in 1864. The mill did well, and Griffin began making biscuits and sweets, probably helped by members of his large family, with whom he had immigrated. When a fire destroyed the original Nelson factory in 1895, rebuilding was funded by setting up Griffin and Sons Limited and selling shares in the company. The company thrived, and was well known a century later for its Gingernut and Mallowpuff biscuits.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Archives Collection
Reference: RA2009.99

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian Hunter, 'Manufacturing – an overview - Early manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/25093/biscuits (accessed 21 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ian Hunter, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010