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Bluff freezing works

Bluff freezing works

Refrigerated shipping encouraged meat companies to build freezing works close to ports, such as this one at Bluff seen around 1910. At that time it was easier to move livestock to the ports than to transport refrigerated produce from rural centres to ports.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
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Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Refrigeration, dairying and the Liberal boom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010