Bee Brothers Rabbit Packers & Exporters

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Bee Brothers Rabbit Packers & Exporters. Established in the late 1940s. Legislation in 1957 completely devalued the rabbit and prohibited the sale of skins and carcases. The photograph shows vehicles used to gather the thousands of rabbit skins and carcases from as far away as Omarama. The building was first constructed, c. 1900, for Herman House. Its " approximate sequence of use" according to Graeme Ferris (a local harbour expert) is as follows: Herman House (seed-cleaning business and implements importer), North Otago (?) Bacon Company (certainly a bacon company), Bee Brothers, rabbit packers and exporters, Joe Dwyer's wool store, Gillies Foundry junk store, a private art studio (from 2002).
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Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 100180




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