Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region

Flax workers

Flax workers

Workers pose outside the Seifert brothers’ Miranui flax mill, the largest at the time in Manawatū. Most of them would have been single. The mill manager Dick Webb (foreground) holds a child. Bundles of flax leaves are visible at right and left of the picture, taken around 1910.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua region - Unsettled times: 1880–1910', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9485/flax-workers (accessed 25 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015