Story: Flax and flax working

Making woolpacks

From the 1930s a local industry developed to process flax fibre. Woolpacks were one of the products made for the New Zealand market. This newsreel from 1943 shows packs being made of flax fibre at a Foxton factory, and then filled with wool for export.

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Reference: Weekly Review 74. National Film Unit, 1943

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - Industry changes: 1930s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10417/making-woolpacks (accessed 24 June 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007