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A Brief History of the Opiki Flax Industry (1902-1919), compiled by Ian Matheson on the occasion of the closing of the Opiki Toll Bridge, 22 November 1969.

The document includes information pertaining to the Makerua Swamp, the flax fibre market, the "Rangitane", "River", and "Tane" flax mills, the winch-drive wire rope crossing the Manawatū River, the impact of World War One on the industry, and the end of the industry in Opiki.

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Multi-Page Document
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2019Pa_A175-417_028522
Title
A Brief History of the Opiki Flax Industry (1902-1919)
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A175-417
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Opiki
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November 22, 1969

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Ian Matheson

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