Kōrero: Flax and flax working

Washing flax fibre (3 o 6)

Washing flax fibre

The stripped flax fibre is washed to get rid of any remaining leaf matter. This woman is one of many Māori who worked in the flax industry.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-010560; G
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - The flax fibre industry: 1860s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10411/washing-flax-fibre (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007