Story: Shipping

The Dunedin off the English coast

The Dunedin off the English coast

This oil painting of the Dunedin by Frederick Tudgay records one of the most significant events in New Zealand history – the first shipment of frozen meat to Britain in 1882. In later years this trade became a mainstay of New Zealand shipping and of the economy. Later refrigerated ships were steam-driven. The Dunedin was powered by the wind, and in this painting she is coloured in the original black and gold of the Albion shipping line.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Oil painting by Frederick Tudgay

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - The ‘Home boats’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/5758/the-dunedin-off-the-english-coast (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016