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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, (accessed 6 December 2023)

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