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Flax Industry

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Flax mill houses for staff families at Tapanui

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH00310009
Dates: 1943

Flax mill housing at Tapanui, 1943

 Item — Digital-archive SOHP
Identifier: H00310008

Flax mill housing at Tapanui

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH00310008
Dates: 1943

Irene and fellow single women flax mill workers

 Digital Image
Identifier: DH00310013
Dates: 1944

Irene and fellow single women flax mill workers , 1944

 Item — Digital-archive SOHP
Identifier: H00310013
Overview Irene is 3rd from the right, front row.
Dates: 1944

JOHNSTON, Robert Andrew interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box 3
Identifier: H0005
Overview This interview covers Bob’s working life at the Flax Mill where he grew up in Redan, Eastern Southland. Detailed accounts of the working of the mill including a description of the dam and water race – turbines. Also some discussion of farming and contracting.
Dates: 2010

KENNEDY Irene Margaret interviewed by Joy Lietze

 Record Group — Box 22
Identifier: H0031
Overview This interview covers Irene's early life in Browns and her time in the Women's War Service Auxiliary working in a flax mill in Tapanui. After the war she remained in Tapanui and worked first in the hospital and then in the Post Office where she worked as the local postie for 18 years. Irene was very keen on fishing, she fished actively for over 50 years and enjoyed meeting interesting people along the riverbank. Irene was Area Representative for Student Travel Schools.
Dates: 2010

KENNEDY Roland Thomas interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box 6
Identifier: H0040
Overview Roland talks of his family history and settlement at Bayswater on their 1000 acre farm called Studleigh. He looks at the use of draft horses on the farm, the depression years, the growing and processing of linen flax for the war effort. After the war the crops changed to wheat, barley, and oats. He describes the care and contribution of sheep, horses and dogs. Roland mentions bus services and the Thornbury Vintage Museum; and reflects on his life.
Dates: 2007