February 16, 2007
February 16, 2007--Thursday was the 125th anniversary of frozen meat leaving New Zealand for the United Kingdom.
The Dunedin, a sailing ship, arrived in London 98 days after leaving New Zealand with nearly 5,000 carcases of lamb, mutton and pork on board on Feb. 15, 1882.
It was the start of what has become a $NZ 5 billion export industry.
To mark the event, New Zealand held a National Lamb Day on Thursday.