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Unloading frozen meat from Sydney, Australia, in South West India Dock, Millwall, London. Hold of the 'Catania', which sailed on 28 August with nearly 120 tons of meat. Fitted with Haslam's refrigeration machinery. Cargo sent by McIlwraith, McEacharn & Co who shortly before had sent first historic consignment in the 'Strathleven'. Wood engraving November 1881. Refrigeration offered Australia great opportunities to develop meat exports. Prior to this, majority of carcasses were rendered down and exported as by-products such as tallow.

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Unloading frozen meat from Sydney, Australia, in South West India Dock, Millwall, London. Hold of the 'Catania', which sailed on 28 August with nearly 120 tons of meat. Fitted with  Haslam's refrigeration machinery.  Cargo sent by McIlwraith, McEacharn & Co who shortly before had sent first historic consignment in the 'Strathleven'.  Wood engraving November 1881. Refrigeration offered Australia great opportunities to develop meat exports. Prior to this, majority of carcasses were rendered down and exported as by-products such as tallow.