Story: Rural clothing

Classic Swanndri (1st of 5)

Classic Swanndri

These three men are all wearing the classic Swanndri bush shirt. The hooded jacket is put on over the head like a pullover. If the wearer gets too hot the Swanndri can be partially opened at the chest using laces. When they stand, the jacket reaches almost to the knee.

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Black singlets and bush shirts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008