Kōrero: Meat and wool

Slaughtering in early freezing works (1 o 2)

Slaughtering in early freezing works

Until the early 1930s, all the slaughtering at a freezing works was done by solo butchers. Each man would kill four or five sheep at a time, then skin and dress the carcasses one by one. A skilled butcher could easily kill and dress over 100 sheep in a day. This photograph from around 1926 shows how unhygienic the system was, as the meat could easily be contaminated by the skins and waste.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-019459; 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:

Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Meat products, animal welfare and consumer protection', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19209/slaughtering-in-early-freezing-works (accessed 16 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008