Story: Fishing industry

Plume motor spirit

Plume motor spirit

By the early 1900s small single-cylinder engines were increasingly common among coastal fishing vessels. These fishermen pose with cans of Plume Motor Spirit produced by the Vacuum Oil Company. The man on the left is holding a trumpeter, the man on the right a gutted groper.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/2-047910; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Fishing methods and boats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6283/plume-motor-spirit (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006