This portrait of Alfred Seifert dates from around 1940. By that time Miranui had been sold and the flax industry was in decline, owing partly to yellow leaf disease. However, Seifert remained active in public life in the Manawatu and was involved in local body politics.
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Private collection, Jane Pollard
Reference: Jane Pollard, A mingled yarn: the Seifert family and flaxmilling in New Zealand. Bowral: J. Pollard, 2004, p. 134