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Kaiapoi rug

Kaiapoi rug

One of the most important industries in Kaiapoi was the Kaiapoi Woollen Manufacturing Company, which operated for over a century from the 1870s. Woollen goods were exported and used locally, and many homes had a rug such as this one.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Kaiapoi district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10192/kaiapoi-rug (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015