Story: Large companies

New Zealand farm to London market

These illustrations are from History of a New Zealand sheep from the station to the London market, a pamphlet published in London in 1893. Click on the numbers to view the animals' journey from the farm to London. Refrigerated shipping allowed the growth of large meat-processing companies from the late 1800s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-K 816

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - Large companies in the 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010