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Three women sit behind sewing machines at the Libertyland Factory, Palmerston North. R W H Symington and Co. (N Z) Ltd first established themselves in New Zealand in 1934. Specialising in corsetry and underwear manufacturing, a small factory was built in Palmerston North in 1937, and the main "Libertyland " factory was completed and opened in 1946. The company was acquired by Courtalds Pty (UK) in 1965 and then in 1990 became a wholly owed subsidy of Lane Walker Rudkin (LWR) lndustries Ltd, New Zealand’s largest textile garment company. Libertyland closed to business in July 2009, and was demolished in 2012.

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2015P_2010-26_012419
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Machinists at Libertyland Factory
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Coolstore - 2010-26
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B&W print
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Coolstore

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Corner of Tremaine and Roy Street
Date
1950s

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Palmerston North City Library

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