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This is a view of the flax swamp and shows bundles of cut flax being trammed to the Mill. At first a 5 ton locomotive was used to haul the flax trucks, but this proved unsuccessful and so horses were used. The men in the photo were called ‘Trammies” and it was their job to look after the line, trucks and horses. In this photo there are 6 trucks of green leaf and each one is carrying about 1 ton.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011N_Fx7_004628
Title
Makerua Flax Swamp
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Fx7
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1907

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Palmerston North City Library

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