Story: Flax and flax working

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Bales of flax fibre are loaded onto a ship to be exported. Prices for flax on the world market varied, depending on the availability of other natural fibres, such as jute and sisal.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: G- 47373-1/2
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - The flax fibre industry: 1860s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007