Story: Agricultural processing industries

Burnside freezing works

Burnside freezing works

New Zealand’s first freezing works were built at Burnside, Dunedin, in 1882 – the year of the first successful voyage of a refrigerated ship to Britain. This view, from the 1920s, shows sheep in the works’ holding paddocks.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Freezing works, 1880s to the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010