Postcard, Flaxmill at McEwan's Ewandale property; Unknown printer; 1900-1920; WY...
Postcard, Flaxmill at McEwan's Ewandale propertyAbout this object
This is a photographic postcard of the flaxmill at McEwan's Edendale property at Flamborough which existed until the 1940s.
Wyndham businesses benefited from flax milling in the district. In the latter part of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century numerous flax mills operated at Glenham, Tyneholm, Flamborough, Mokoreta, Redan and Waiarikiki. Sizeable workforces were needed to run the mills and men were employed in cutting and transporting the flax to the mills and the fibre to the railhead. With the exception of Glenham, which had its own railhead, the fibre was carted to the railway at Wyndham. The last flaxmill in the Wyndham district was at Redan, which closed in 1972 when fibre production became uneconomical.
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, cardMeasurements
h 83 mm x w 134 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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