Story: Flax and flax working



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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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - New Zealand flax', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007