Kōrero: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Last flax cut, Foxton

Last flax cut, Foxton

The last buoyant years of the flax industry were in the 1920s, but industrial use of the fibre continued on a small scale for another 50 years. This man is carrying a bundle of flax in 1973, on the last day of harvesting for such purposes.

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Kete Horowhenua, Foxton Historical Society
Reference: F2005.3421j

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Foxton and the coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9447/last-flax-cut-foxton (accessed 25 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015