Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region

Flax workers

Flax workers

Workers pose outside the Seifert brothers’ Miranui flax mill, at the time the largest in Manawatū. Most of them would have been single. Mill manager Dick Webb (foreground) holds a young 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 23 January 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Apr 2015