Story: Apples and pears

Government fruit inspectors (2nd of 2)

Government fruit inspectors

During much of the 20th century the New Zealand government employed fruit inspectors to check the quality of apples and pears before sale or export. Nowadays a series of quality checks are carried out by orchardists, fruit packers, cool-store operators and exporters before the fruit reaches market. These inspectors are checking apples, around 1939.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: PAColl-3060-009
Photograph by Leslie Walter Tiller

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How to cite this page:

John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Harvesting, transport and storage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17267/government-fruit-inspectors (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008