Taniwha twin bar soap with packaging; Taniwha Products Limited; OHS OJ007


Taniwha twin bar soap with packaging


Taniwha Products Limited

Maker Role

Primary Industry

Place Made

Otahuhu, Auckland

Medium and Materials

Soap, paper, ink

Inscription and Marks

Printing on soap packaging "Taniwha twin bar soap, cut in suitable lengths immediately you open this pack!"
Soap bar "Taniwha"


Soap bar
50mm h x 144mm w x 27mm d
140mm h x 255mm w

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

household goods

Subject and Association Description

The Union Oil, Soap and Candle Company was formed on the 1st of July 1882. Approximately 18 months later the company established an oil and tallow works on a six-acre site near Ann's Bridge, Otahuhu (Westfield). The company later changed its name to Taniwha Products Ltd. For many years yellow blocks of Taniwha laundry soap were a familiar product in New Zealand households. In April 1979 Taniwha Products Ltd closed its Westfield factory. The buildings lay vacant for some years before being demolished in November 1995.

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