Story: Otago region

Fruit canning factory, 1905 (2nd of 2)

Fruit canning factory, 1905

Fruit canning developed in Central Otago partly because of the difficulty of shipping large quantities of fresh fruit to distant markets. This Roxburgh factory, which processed mainly apricots, was officially opened in 1905, with many locals in attendance.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Wool and farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015