Kōrero: Farming in the economy

A sheep’s journey

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

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Refrigeration and sheep farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/17614/a-sheeps-journey (accessed 30 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008