Kōrero: Flax and flax working

Baling fibre (5 o 6)

Baling fibre

Once dried and bleached, flax fibre was usually put through a scutching machine, which made it finer and softer. Hanks of the fibre were then packed into bales like the one on the trolley.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: G- 10553-1/1
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/10413/baling-fibre (accessed 22 September 2020)

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