Story: Meat and wool

Lamb cutting department

Lamb cutting department

Knifehands get to work in the lamb cutting department of the Petone freezing works. They are breaking down lamb carcasses into cuts that will be packed individually, rather than being exported as whole carcasses.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/5706/32A

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Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Marketing sheep meat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19227/lamb-cutting-department (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008