This 1893 pamphlet illustrates the various stages of exporting frozen sheep carcasses from a New Zealand sheep station to the London market. The sheep were mustered and taken to the freezing works for slaughter, where the carcasses were covered in muslin for protection. Refrigeration machinery kept the carcasses frozen in the hold. These passengers in the saloon were also on route to England, but in more comfortable quarters. The final sketch shows the carcasses in a cool store in London, before being taken to market.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-K 816
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