Fish curing establishment, with cottages and group, Carey's Bay, Port Chalmers

Fish curing establishment, with cottages and group, Carey's Bay, Port Chalmers

Fish curing establishment at Carey's Bay, Port Chalmers, circa 1880s, with cottages, row boats, children, and a woman holding a baby. Captain George Edmonds is on the far left. Photograph taken by David Alexander De Maus.

Note on back of file print reads "Port Chalmers. Family gathered about a cottage on the shore - one of the many fish-curing establishments around Otago harbour."

"The cottage on the left clearly shows the typical gable roof with built on lean-to which would have contained the kitchen. Both houses are made of weatherboard and have corrugated iron roofs. The small cupboard-like structure on the right could be an outdoor "safe" for storing perishable foods. Note the variety of livestock around the foreground house - dogs, poultry, and a bird in a cage on the front of the house." (Information taken from caption used in "Darling, I'm home!" display).

Exhibited in 'Darling, I'm Home!' exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand, 1 June - 5 July 1999.

Inscriptions: Photographer's title on negative - bottom left - Fish Curing Establishment. 78

There were a number of fish curing plants established in the Port Chalmers area in the late nineteenth century. They supplied other New Zealand towns, as well as the Australian market, with smoked fish such as ling, moki, blue and red cod.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Physical Description: Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches

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De Maus, David Alexander, 1847-1925 :Shipping negatives
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches, Orientation: Horizontal image
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