The occupation of freezing worker has been a common one in New Zealand since the late 19th century. Although meat-processing technology has become more sophisticated, in the 2000s the tough job of pulling a sheep’s skin from its carcass was still often carried out by hand. Mike Quinn, at the Longburn freezing works, near Palmerston North, which closed in 1987, shows how it was done.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
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.