Story: Rabbits

Loading rabbit carcasses

Loading rabbit carcasses

When refrigerated shipping became viable in 1882, it opened up the export trade in frozen rabbit meat. These men are loading hundreds of rabbit carcasses onto trucks at Dipton, Southland, in 1948. The rabbits have been gutted, and will be taken to freezing plants, then skinned and frozen for export.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 55 A 38-39-29 Min 5-39

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Commercialisation and control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008