Staff of Borthwicks Freezing Works, Waitara

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Panoramic photograph of the staff of Borthwicks Freezing Works in Waitara, taken the year before a major strike in 1932. The men are posed in rows and several buildings are visible in the background. The freezing works opened in 1885 and closed in 1997.
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this was taken in 1931 the year before the big strike of 1932.

- Graeme Duckett on 13-12-2020 23:58:30

Hi Coll, I'm glad you found this photograph interesting. I can appreciate your frustration in not being able to make out the faces to see if your dad is in the picture though. Large format photographs such are tricky to provide in good detail online. However, collection items are available for viewing at Puke Ariki, if you would like to see the photograph in person feel free to get in touch!

- Charlotte Stace, Puke Ariki Pictorial Collection Technician on 08-09-2013 21:35:00

Would have been great if photos were bigger so that i could see if dad is there. Very interesting though.

- coll on 03-09-2013 11:17:00

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