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AFFCO New Zealand

Collection | Ref # MSC 0225 | Held by Hamilton City Libraries

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AFFCO New Zealand


AFFCO New Zealand

Level of description:



3 linear metres

Reference number:

MSC 0225

Former NRAM reference number:



Waikato farmers first proposed forming a company to build and operate an export company in 1882. In 1903, led by Joseph Barugh, a group of Waikato farmers proposed to get the scheme of the ground. A meeting was held in the Hamilton offices of the Loan and Mercantile Agency on 20 July, 1903 to guage the support for the scheme. At a second meeting a few days later the proposed company was given the name Auckland Farmers' Freezing Company. A certificate of incorporation was granted to the company on 22nd December 1903. Joseph Barugh was the first Chairman of the company, serving from 1904-1915. In 1905 the company opened it's first plant in Auckland for meat processing and the cool storage of butter. Horotiu was the second plant to open in 1916, followed by Moerewa in 1922. The Company is one of New Zealand's largest producers and exporters. AFFCO New Zealand has or has had plants in Auckland, Southdown (originally Glasgow), Horotiu, Moerewa, Rangiuru, Whangarei, Wanganui and Wiri.

Correspondence - Memorandum and Articles of Association - Annual Reports & Balance Sheets - AFFCO Newsletters - Directors - Shares - Prospectus - Financial Records - Planning and Reviews - AFFCO Histories - Promotional Material - Media Releases - Staff Provident Fund - Contracts - Notebooks - Rule Books and Bylaws - Scrapbook - Clippings - Ephemera - Photographs - Staff - Returns of Income - Farm Diaries - Video - Certificate of the Incorporation of a Company - Register of Documents - Meat Industry Strategic Plan - Audited Accounts - Report on Sites.


Dates covered:

1898 - 2002

Access conditions:

Not restricted

Finding aids:

Inventory available

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Loan and Mercantile Agency · Auckland Farmers' Freezing Company · meat processing · butter
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