Industry in the Hutt Open Days

Industry in the Hutt Open Days

Lower Hutt has a long history of industrial enterprise going back to the 19th century, including car assembly, food production, and a woollen mill.

Join Hutt City Libraries and the Petone Settlers Museum for a showcase of items and resources highlighting these local industries from around the Hutt.

Share your memories and stories of local industry with us to be recorded for future generations.

Bronwyn Lloyd is interested in your stories of the Petone Woollen Mills and Wellington Woollen Manufacturers for an exhibition at the Petone Settlers Museum next year. Staff from Hutt City Libraries are keen to hear memories of other local industries.

Image: Outside of the Woollen Mills in Petone, date unknown.


No booking is required.

Location: Petone Library & Heritage Centre, 7A Britannia Street, Petone

Cost: Free

Hutt City Libraries & the Petone Settlers Museum

Hutt City Libraries has a rich collection of family and local history resources available for everyone to access at the Heritage Centre based in the Petone Library, as well as specialist staff on-site to assist with your research. Family history research databases including Ancestry.com and My Heritage can be accessed for free from any Hutt City library. The Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro occupies one of New Zealand’s most significant memorial buildings, the Wellington Provincial Centennial Memorial. The building hosts our museum where we collect, care for and share our social history. Experience the stories of the early European settlers, learn about some of our local people and communities, explore the impacts of industrialisation, and the increasing pace of cultural change with stories about local factories, Bodgies and Widgies and local entrepreneurs.

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