Story: Agricultural processing industries

Women become butchers (2nd of 2)

Women become butchers

By the late 1980s, when this photograph was taken at the Longburn works near Palmerston North, women had forced their way into the highly paid jobs in freezing works, becoming skilled butchers working on the chain.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1985/3580/32
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Meat processing from 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25196/women-become-butchers (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010