Westfield Freezing Works facts for kids
Packing canned meat, Westfield Freezing Works
The Westfield Freezing Works was a large meat processing facility in the Auckland suburb of Westfield, New Zealand. The site was established by Auckland's Hellaby family in 1908. Generations of families worked at Westfield, but economic reforms in the mid-1980s made the works uncompetitive and the site finally closed in 1989.
During World War I a number of freezing works opened across the country to meet the demand for New Zealand produce. Prime Minister William Massey opened Westfield Freezing Works on 29 May 1916 with 2,000 people attending the opening.
Notable former employees of the freezing works include:
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