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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Meat Trade

Meat Trade.

Barraclough, Lawford Stroud, Butcher and Farmer, High Street, Hawera. Private residence, Victoria Street. This business was originally founded in Patea in the year 1882, and was transferred to Hawera six years later. Mr. Barraclough page 244 occupies commodious premises in the centre of the town, and carries on an extensive business. He also works a farm of 150 acres, at Turamona, near Hawera, and another of forty-six acres, in connection with his business. Mr. Barraclough is further referred to as a former member of the Hawera Borough Council.

Dailey, Samuel Alexander, Butcher and Farmer, Princes Street, Hawera. Private residence, Milmoe Street. This business was established in the year 1903. It is conducted in a wood and iron building, which contains a large shop with a verandah, an office, a small goods room, and a sleeping room. Meat is delivered throughout Hawera and the surrounding districts by two vehicles, in addition to a basket delivery. All meat sold on the premises is slaughtered at the municipal abattoirs. Mr. Dailey also leases twenty-five acres of land on Lake road, which he works in conjunction with his business. He was born in the year 1879, at Swannanoa, Canterbury, and was educated at Swannanoa and Waimate. He subsequently learned the butchering business at Waimate, Canterbury, and afterwards in Hawera. For about four years Mr. Dailey was employed by Messrs Young Brothers, before starting in business on his own account. He is a member of the Hawera Lodge of Good Templars, in which he has passed all the chairs. In 1904 Mr. Dailey married a daughter of the late Mr. T. Pacey, of Hawera, and has one son.

Hawera Bacon Factory (William Guy Clemoes, proprietor), Tawhiti road, Hawera. This factory was established in the year 1890 by a local company, who afterwards leased it to the present proprietor. It is built of wood and iron, with concrete foundations and floors, and stands on a site of an acre and a-half. The plant includes a twelve horse-power Murray boiler, a turbine of twelve horsepower, and a Hercules three-ton freezer. There is a receiving yard at the back of the factory, with a race communicating with the killing room, which is fitted up with all necessary vats, supplied with hot and cold water. From the killing room car-cases are removed to the cutting-up room, and afterwards placed in the chilling room, which measures eighteen feet by twenty feet. When thoroughly chilled the meat goes to the curing department, and is subsequently treated in the smoke house, which measures nine feet by nine feet, and is thirty feet in height. From the smoke house the cured article goes to the packing room on the upper floor, which is twenty-five feet by thirty feet, and is moved by a crane, for loading, direct to the waggons. There is also a steam drying room, measuring thirty feet by fifteen feet. The factory is capable of dealing with 150 pigs a week. The office of the factory is connected by telephone.

Mr. William Guy Clemoes, Proprietor of the Hawera Bacon Factory, was born in Cornwall, England, in the year 1872. He came to New Zealand with his parents in 1877, was educated in Hawera, and was brought up to country life. For two years and a-half Mr. Clemoes farmed on his own account at Waitara, and then learned his trade as a bacon curer at Manga-toki, where he afterwards served for four years in one of the factories. He was subsequently appointed manager of the Hawera Bacon Factory, and held the position for over two years before leasing the property on his own account. Mr. Clemoes has taken first and second prizes, including certificates of merit for bacon and hams. As a Freemason he was a member of Lodge St. John, Eltham, and was transferred to Lodge Hawera in 1903; and he has been a member of the Order of Oddfellows since 1891. He married a daughter of the late Mr. H. Smith, of Auckland, in 1894, and has three sons and one daughter.