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)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith
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