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FLAXMILLS OF FOXTON BOROUGH (1869-1974)
Dates of operation and list of owners

1.

1869 to 1873

Charles James Pownall and Johnston & Co. Ltd.

2.

1888

John Rutherford.

3.

1888 to 1896

John Rutherford.

4.

1889 to 1896

John Rutherford.

5.

1890 to 1898 ("Paretao" mill)

Robert Austin; Austin Brothers (Charles, Herbert, Oliver).

6.

1890 to about 1938 ("Star" mill, later "Ida" mill)

Joseph Bradcock & Messina; Joseph Bradcock & George Coley; George Coley; Manawatu Fibre Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Harry Greig); Whitaunui Ltd. (Harry Greig); Coley Brothers (George and Henry); Ora Flaxmilling Co. Ltd. (A. Ross); Foxton Cordage & Flaxmilling Co. Ltd. (A. Ross); A. King & Co; Carl Johannes (Charles) Petersen; Leonard McCarthy.

7.

1891 to 1908 ("Emu" mill)

Alexander Speirs; Dudson Brothers; King and Baker (Abraham King and Arthur Baker); Gaius Brewer; A.R. Macdonald.

8.

1896 to 1897

John Anderson.

9.

1898 to about 1920

Austin Brothers (Charles and Herbert); Oliver Austin; Coley and Bock (Henry Coley and Walter Bock).

10.

1899 to 1940 ("Awa" mill)

Phillip Joseph Hennessy; William Jupp; Awahou Milling Co. (William Ross); Henry Berry.

11.

1899 to about 1920 ("Kowhai" mill)

Austin Brothers (Charles and Henry); Oliver Austin; Coley and Bock (Henry Coley and Walter Bock).

12.

1899 to about 1931 ("Huia" mill)

Hickson and Reeve (Samuel Hickson and Arthur Reeve); Broad and Reeve (Edmund Broad, Arthur Reeve and Samuel Hickson); Joseph Rose; William Petrie; Huia Flaxmilling Co. Ltd. (A. Ross, Rough and Co. Ltd.).

13.

1902 to about 1931 ("Foxton" mill)

George Coley; Coley and Bock (Henry Coley and Walter Bock); A. King and Co.

14.

1906 to 1940 ("Ora" mill, later part of "Awa" mill)

William Jupp; Manawatu Fibre Manufacturing co. Ltd. (H. Greig); Whitaunui Ltd (H. Greig); Ora Flaxmilling Co. Ltd. (A. Ross); Foxton Cordage and Flaxmilling Co. Ltd. (A. Ross); Henry Berry.

15.

1909 to about 1919 ("Star" mill, commonly known as "the jam
fac­tory")

William Ross and Son Ltd; Foxton Cordage and Flaxmilling Co. Ltd.

16.

1910 to 1940 ("Matipo" mill)

Coley and Bock (Henry Coley and Walter Bock); William Nye; A. Ross, Rough and Co. Ltd; Westwood Bros (Garnet, Reginald and Ernest).

17.

1910 to about 1922 ("Whakapai" mill)

N.Z. Hemp Process and By-Products Co. Ltd.; Whakapai Fibre Co. (Alexander Speirs and Albert Gibbs); Robert McMurray; A. Ross, Rough and Co. Ltd.

(Converted into scutching shed for A. Ross, Rough and Co. Ltd. and later used by Bonded Felts Ltd.)

18.

1916 to 1948 ("Ora" mill)

Originally rope factory owned by William Ross and Son Ltd and Foxton Cordage and Flaxmilling Co. Ltd. Foxton Cordage and Flaxmilling Co. Ltd; A. Ross, Rough and Co. Ltd; N.Z. Woolpacks and Textiles Ltd.

19.

1948 to 1974

N.Z. Woolpack and Textiles Ltd; Stevens-Bremner (N.Z.) Ltd.

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Flaxmills in Foxton Borough 1869-1974

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