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Loading beef, Wellington wharves, 1945

Loading beef, Wellington wharves, 1945

Until the 1960s most New Zealand exports were bulk agricultural produce such as these sacks of beef being loaded onto the New Zealand Shipping Company boat, the Rangitiki, in 1945. The photographer, John Pascoe, was a notable documentary photographer who recorded New Zealand’s efforts at home during the Second World War.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/4-001870; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - External trade', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 1 Sep 2016