Story: Nelson region

Picking tobacco

Nelson was New Zealand’s tobacco-growing stronghold from the late 19th century until the 1980s. Watch tobacco being picked in Nelson in 1961.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 113. National Film Unit, 1961

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Horticulture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015