Story: Flax and flax working

Flaxland

Flaxland

In its natural state, New Zealand flax often grows in boggy areas such as this South Westland swamp. Where flax is the main plant, such areas are known as flaxland.

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Photograph by Les Molloy

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - New Zealand flax', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10378/flaxland (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007