Story: Pigs and the pork industry

Pork-product labels

Pork-product labels

Some delicacies of earlier times are still eaten today. Boiled beef and brawn were tinned by the West Coast Meat & Produce Export Co. Ltd, Pātea, between about 1890 and 1920. Brawn is pork jelly, usually made from the boiled head of a pig. The ox tongues were from Mitchell & Richards, Whanganui.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gear Meat Company Collection (Eph-F-MEAT-Gear)
Reference: Eph-F-MEAT-Gear-046
Chromolithograph by Archibald Dudingston Willis

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Allan Gillingham, 'Pigs and the pork industry - Pig farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008