Story: Agricultural processing industries

Solo slaughtermen (1st of 2)

Solo slaughtermen

In the first 50 years of New Zealand freezing works, from the 1880s to the 1930s, solo slaughtermen, who were highly skilled butchers, carried out all the operations on the carcass. The solo slaughtermen at the freezing works at Whakatū, Hastings, pause to pose for the camera in the 1920s or 1930s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, H. N. Whitehead Collection (PAColl-3068)
Reference: 1/1-019279; G
Photograph by Henry Norford Whitehead

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How to cite this page:

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