Book, Receipt book, Mataura Rabbit Export Factory; unknown maker; 1910s; MT2012....
Book, Receipt book, Mataura Rabbit Export FactoryAbout this object
Book; a receipt book for J.Taylor Rabbit Exporter. John Taylor was a Scotsman who arrived in New Zealand in 1876. He worked first as a shepherd and then as a butcher in Dunedin before seeing the potential in exporting frozen rabbits. In 1896 he started a rabbit export depot in Mataura after entering into an arrangement with the Southland Frozen Meat Co to freeze his supply of rabbits.Maker
processed materials, fibre, paperMeasurements
h 70mm x l 600mm x w 10mm
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type