Canned

13 March – 13 October 2019

For over 50 years generations of Eden families worked at the fish canning factory on the foreshore of Cattle Bay, Eden.  In 1999, citing unprofitability, Heinz-Watties closed the Eden Greenseas cannery sending its operations to Thailand.  Twenty  years on, this display explores the history of the Cattle Bay site and the development of the cannery industry in Eden.

Above: Early tuna fishing days in the 1950s to the peak period of the late 1970s onward. The cannery closure not only affected employees of the cannery, but also fishermen, transport workers, service providers and local businesses.