Story: Farming in the economy

Barrels of tallow

Barrels of tallow

Pure tallow could keep for long periods. The tallow in these barrels is cooling after being heated and purified. The men stir the tallow so the barrel-load cools and sets evenly.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-005066; G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Responding to the marketplace, 1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17611/barrels-of-tallow (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008