Story: Auckland region

Hat feathers

Man wearing hat in a fenced paddock with three ostriches.

Ostrich farming catered for Edwardian women’s fondness for wearing feathers in their hats. This is the Helvetia Ostrich farm at Pukekohe in 1910.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Farming and city building: 1900–1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016