Flax and the Flax Industry in the South


Written by popular author Lloyd Esler, this book tells the story of flax, the rise and fall of a mighty industry in the South. One of NZ’s most recognisable native plants, Maori first made considerable use of flax for clothing etc, then early settlers used the fibre for rope with flaxmilling lasting until the 1970s.

64 PAGES • 210x150mm

$15.00 plus postage

– or for $100 you can purchase all eight of Lloyd Esler’s publications, including a free NZ bird identifying folding card, post free or drop-off in Invercargill – Omaui and the New River Estuary; Flax and the Flax Industry in the South; Southland Book of Records; Invercargill 150 Years; Whaling and Sealing in Southern New Zealand; Early Days in Foveaux Strait; Rabbits and Possums in New Zealand; and Jack the Whaleboy.


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