Story: Rural clothing

Oilskins

Oilskins

Land girls Carol Sladden and June Matthews help farmer Bob McKenzie saw mānuka firewood on a wet day in September 1943. The two women are wearing oilskin raincoats, and one is wearing an oilskin hat known as a sou’wester.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000736; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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How to cite this page:

Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Hats, footwear and oilskins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18498/oilskins (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008