Story: Hops, tobacco and hemp

Measuring up (1st of 2)

Measuring up

Two hop pickers hold a sack while another gets ready to tip a bucket measure (known as a bushel) into it. Another man writes down the quantity. Behind are sack-lined bins containing hop flower cones. Pickers were paid by the number of bushels they produced in a day.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-024904; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Jim McAloon, 'Hops, tobacco and hemp - Hops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008