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Chew Chong, Entrepreneur - Roadside Stories

Chew Chong, Entrepreneur - Roadside Stories

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Eltham

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Taranaki's dairy industry. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

For more than a century dairy farming has been the basis of Taranaki's economy. One of New Zealand's first dairy factories was opened near Eltham in 1887 by Chinese entrepreneur Chew Chong, who had been exporting edible fungus to China. Despite anti-Chinese prejudice, Chong was a successful businessman who began an export trade in butter.

Chew Chong,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2c17

Dairying and dairy products,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dairying-and-dairy-products

Chew Chong's Jubilee Dairy Factory,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/agricultural-processing-industries/1/2

Specialty mushrooms,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/mushrooms-and-other-cultivated-fungi/2

Taranaki region: farming,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/taranaki-region/9

Eltham,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/taranaki-places/9

Chinese,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/chinese

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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