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Harvesting oranges, Raoul Island

Harvesting oranges, Raoul Island

Orange trees were planted on Raoul Island in the 1930s, with the aim of establishing commercial orchards. Although the trees thrived, the lack of a port meant that the fruit could not be readily exported. The photograph was taken as a publicity image in the early 1940s, but most of the oranges rotted on the ground.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Sorensen Collection
Reference: PAColl-8938-05-146
Photograph by John Sorensen

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Simon Nathan, 'Kermadec Islands - Raoul Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

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