Story: Otago region

The SS Elderslie

The SS Elderslie

The SS Elderslie, named after a North Otago sheep station, was custom-built for the frozen meat trade from Ōamaru to the United Kingdom. It was the first steamer to carry refrigerated meat to the UK.

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Reference: 1908/30

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Wool and farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015