Story: Southland places

Flax milling

Flax milling

Flax was harvested and milled throughout southern Southland in the early 1900s. These workers are at Ōtatara, west of Invercargill.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-027129; F
Photograph by Will Cameron

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Around Invercargill', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015