Timber, Flax, Flour The History of Mills in The Horowhenua

Next date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 10:00 PM to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 05:00 PM

Horses pulling flax carts. Late 1800s to early 1900s.

Discover the history of Milling in the Horowhenua. The flour mills built from the early 1840's encompass a rich history in the Horowhenua. 

Flax mills were a source of employment and created a market in exports which made towns like Foxton the centre of Flax production in New Zealand. Timber mills were vital for helping create early settlements and providing income.

During the month of August the Library Heritage Room and the Horowhenua Family History Group will display a selection of Milling in the Horowhenua.


  • Monday, August 01, 2022 | 09:00 AM - Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 05:00 PM


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