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Shipments of Taranaki wool (3rd of 3)

Shipments of Taranaki wool

Taranaki wool, more properly known as wood ear fungus, grew profusely on lowland forest in Taranaki. In the late 19th century, as the forest was being cleared, merchant Chew Chong shipped bales of it from New Plymouth to China. This shipment went via other New Zealand ports.

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Reference: Taranaki Herald, 9 September 1880, p. 2

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015