Upper Hutt’s first bakehouse ca 1900
Three bakers take a break outside their bakehouse in Upper Hutt in the 1890s. The main bread preference established by this time was for light, white bread made from wheat. Brown bread carried a stigma of poverty. Rye breads and other types of breads brought to New Zealand by German and Scandinavian settlers were lost to the British preference for white wheat bread.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-106501; F