Kōrero: Farming in the economy

Chew Chong’s general store, 1870s

Chew Chong’s general store, 1870s

Chew Chong, who played a vital role in the establishment of a profitable dairy industry in Taranaki, began his career in business in this general store in New Plymouth. From here, Chew Chong bartered with the small dairy farmers nearby, exchanging goods for butter. He began to export butter to Australia, initially without much success. In 1884 he relocated to Eltham and later established a butter factory there.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: PHO2002-406
Photograph by W. A. Collis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Refrigeration and the growth of the dairy industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17622/chew-chongs-general-store-1870s (accessed 19 July 2024)

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