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Early refrigerated meat shipping in New Zealand.

Transport frigorifique de viande en Nouvelle-Zélande : les débuts.

Auteurs : LOVE R.


The year 2007 was the 125th anniversary of the first frozen shipment of meat from New Zealand, to Europe. The Dunedin carried, in 1882, 3,521 sheep and 449 lamb carcasses which arrived in London in a good condition, after a voyage of 98 days. Today, New Zealand still exports a large amount of frozen product around the world - 92% of New Zealand lamb is exported, and meat exports comprised about 14% of New Zealand's 2006 exports (and of course other products like fish, fruit and vegetables, and some dairy products are also transported chilled or frozen). This means that refrigerated shipping is still an important technology for New Zealand today. In this paper the development of refrigerated meat shipping in New Zealand is examined as a consequence of improvements in technology and the economic conditions prevailing in England and New Zealand in the late nineteenth century.


  • Titre original : Early refrigerated meat shipping in New Zealand.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2009-1804
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : ASHRAE Transactions. 2008 Winter Meeting, New York City, NY. Volume 114, part 1 + CD-ROM.
  • Date d'édition : 19/01/2008


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