1882 - 1982 - Totara Estate Centenary newspaper supplement   -    Frozen meat trade

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page 2  -  Dramatic effect on shipment  -   the effect of the pioneer shipment of frozen meat from Dunedin  to London  ---------

page 3 -  Vision and Faith,  a message from the Prime Minister  Mr Muldoon.  --
                 photo - of conditions on the killing board

page 4  -  "Trigger effect" in NZ  history,  James Burke in the television series "Connections"  -------
                photo - of   "Dunedin"  in dry dock

page 5 -  Dunedin's  voyage brought  NZ  English praise  ----
                 photo - of slaughterboard at Pukeuri --

page 6 -  Davidson  the planner  ---    William Soltau Davidson  was the planner who envisaged the frozen meat trade  -----
                photo - of Davidson ---

page 7 - First shipment came close to failure  ----Davidson looked for new venture ------
                photo - Captain John Whitson,  captain of the "Dunedin" ----

page 8- -  Frozen flock well received  ----  newspaper previews 1st shipment -----

page 9 -  Totara Park Estate historical layout  -   photo ------

page 10 -  Whitson gets bonus  ---  copy of letter to Captain Whitson, ---
                 photo -of Oamaru Harbour 1873 ----

page 11 - Company has long history ----  Waitaki NZ Refrigerating Ltd. -----

page 12 -  Name changed ----  years of research to preserve meat ---
                    photo -  former carcass shed ----

page 13  -  10,000  expected  for centenary celebrations  -----  on Monday 15 February  1982  ----
                   photo  - mens quarters today on Totara Park Centennial Estate -

page 14 - Dunedin  converted  -- made of iron built at Port Glasgow  --- built for emmigrant ship -- converted to frozen meat trade --
                photo - painting of  Dunedin ----
                photo  -  Captain Row  and Mrs Jane Kelland  great granddaughter of John Macpherson, manager of Totara Estate between 1879 and 1907

page 15  -  photo - of Totara Estate   today from the air.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
20 January 2011

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