Story: Auckland region

Hat feathers

Hat feathers

Ostrich farming catered for the Edwardian woman’s fashion of wearing feathers in their hats. This is the Helvetica 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 7 June 2023)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016