A group of Ayrshires which secured four firsts and two championships for Mr J. Campbell, of Waikiwi, Invercargill, at the recent Gore A. and P. Society show. - Otago Witness, 18.12.1912 Copies of picture available from ODT front office, Lower Stuart St, or www. otagoimages.co.nz
In the course of conversation yesterday Mr J. T. Sullivan
(Inspector of Sea Fisheries) was asked by a member of our
staff to express his opinion on the question of establishing
a municipal fish market. In reply, Mr Sullivan said it was a
much larger question than appeared on the surface.
''Take the following consignments this week,'' he said.
''Monday, 101 casks assorted fish; Tuesday, 80 casks assorted
fish; Wednesday, 143 casks assorted fish, with an average
weight of 250lb per cask, or a total of over 37 tons.
Representatives from 18 leading retail shops and 22 hawkers
who tour the surrounding country attend the market daily, and
are assisted in their vocation by the aid of smoke-houses and
canning and freezing works. Still the risk in the formation
of a fish mart is great on account of what is really a most
serious and troublesome problem - namely, the unsold fish. It
is astounding to learn from statistics what a small amount of
fish is consumed in Dunedin in warm weather, even when it is
offered at a very low figure. Sixty-one casks of the choicest
fish were left unsold on Wednesday, and this had to be taken
in hand professionally and prepared for future sale or other
markets, which entails a great deal of extra labour.''
As an illustration, Mr Sullivan took the quantity of fish on
the market on Wednesday morning, which amounted to over 14
tons. If this quantity was to be consumed, over 16,000 people
would require to make an average purchase of 2lb.
• The new National Bank of New Zealand is a striking edifice.
The scaffolding is now being removed, and the fine
four-storey frontage of the building, with its pleasing
lines, is being brought into view. The style of architecture
is the modern Renaissance. The long perpendicular lines
afford a very graceful effect, and carry the eye to the top,
where the feature is a splendid cornice and scrolled
pediments. The whole front is indicative of dignity and
simplicity. The upper portion is constructed of Pyrmont stone
from Sydney, and the lower portion of trachite, a form of
granite obtained from the same locality. The banking chamber
will be opened for business in February.
• The children's playground in the Woodhaugh Gardens has good
patronage on fine days when school is out, and the swings and
see-saw are kept fully occupied. Care, however, should be
taken by the children as to how they avail themselves of the
means of amusement afforded. There is a habit growing up of
using the boys' swing as a springboard for the purpose of
seeing who can jump the farthest from it while it is in
motion. Needless to say hard falls are frequent. - ODT,