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Picton freezing works, 1902 (1st of 2)

Picton freezing works, 1902

Picton’s freezing works commenced operations in the 1900–1 season and was a major employer in the town. Its harbour-front location was common for such works, facilitating the shipping of the frozen carcasses. The Edwin Fox sailing ship – the centre of a Picton museum in the 2000s – is visible in the centre of the picture. The boilers used in the freezing works came from the Edwin Fox. The works closed in 1983.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Picton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31834/picton-freezing-works-1902 (accessed 21 February 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015