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Research compiled by Pam Bromley relating to Peter Peterson. Peterson settled in Hawera and purchased 400 acres of land which he named “Springhill” c. 1873. During the 1880s an old house at Springhill was converted into a dairy factory, which was home to one of the first separators in the region. The dairy factor supplied Bell Brand butter to Wellington and later to England.
Bromley, Aimee Pamela Constance
Primary Maker
Pam Bromley
Primary Prod Period
19th Century
Early 20th Century
Subject Person

Archive Contents

  Part 1

Photocopy. Book, The Petersons: The Story of a Pioneer Family 100 Years in Australia and New Zealand, PJ Peterson 1951.

Photocopy. Newspaper clipping, “Stayed to become a dairy pioneer” The Daily News, 8 April 1982.

Correspondence from Albert and Beatrice Watt to Pam Bromley, regarding the Peterson family.

Handwritten information regarding Peter Peterson by Pam Bromley.


- Jane Cron (nee. Peterson, daughter of Peter)

- Peter Peterson Snr

- Federal Sawmilling Co

- Windmill at “Westmere”

- Peter Peterson and daughter, 1873

- Cheese factory Hawera, 1880

- Home of Peter Peterson and family, Hawera

- Sawmill at “The Head”

- X2 Peterson barn, South Road Hawera

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