Oamaru Brewery

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Oamaru Brewery. Built in 1865 by Whitmore and Williams. Later called the Oamaru Brewery Company. Situated on the bank of the Oamaru Creek immediately behind site of J R Sewell's shop (Small Bytes Computers in 1999). For details see "Otago's Breweries Past and Present" (Leckie 1997: 129-131).
Attached to one of the prints is an original article cutting from a paper about this breweries origins: " Mr. Whitmore, who is about to establish a brewery and manufactory of aerated water, cordials, etc., has made some progress in the erection of premises beside the creek, and in sinking only a few feet for water, has been fortunate enough to find an ample supply. This water is softer than that obtained from the wells ordinarily sunk here to the depths of from 20 to 30 feet, and is expected will be found well adapt(able to) brewing."
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Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 100345

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