This oil painting of the Dunedin by Frederick Tudgay records one of the most significant events in New Zealand history – the first shipment of frozen meat to Britain in 1882. In later years this trade became a mainstay of New Zealand shipping and of the economy. Later refrigerated ships were steam-driven. The Dunedin was powered by the wind, and in this painting it is coloured in the original black and gold of the Albion shipping line.
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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Oil painting by Frederick Tudgay
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