Kōrero: Farming in the economy

Belfast Freezing Works, 1920s

Belfast Freezing Works, 1920s

The workers at the Belfast Freezing Works, in Christchurch, were paid according to the number of sheep they killed and skinned per day. Later, a chain system was introduced where each person performed a specific task as the carcass travelled along a moving chain – this was much faster and more hygienic.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-003961; G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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/photograph/17615/belfast-freezing-works-1920s (accessed 30 November 2021)

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