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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78



Patea is the seaport of Southern Taranaki, doing an important coastal trade, mainly with Wellington. Its chief industries are the West Coast Refrigerating Company, through whose works during the present season it is estimated 120,000 boxes of butter and 28,000 cases of cheese will be passed; the Patea Meat Preserving Company, whose plant is capable of dealing with 24,000 lbs, of meat every eight hours, and which has also a freezing chamber with a capacity of 300 sixty-lb. carcases every 24 hours; the Patea Steam Brick Works, fully equipped for the manufacture of three millions of bricks per annum, besides drain tiles and pipes; and a fellmongery whose output last year exceeded 500 bales of sliped wool, besides 6,000 hides and 150 casks of tallow. The town is lighted with electricity and is very healthily situated. The entrance to the river is being improved by the extension of training walls, and direct trade with the South Island has just been inaugurated, which promises to be a valuable service to the district.

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Patea—the Port of South Taranaki, N.Z.

Patea—the Port of South Taranaki, N.Z.