Story: Seifert, Alfred

Later life

Later life

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.

Using this item

Private collection, Jane Pollard
Reference: Jane Pollard, A mingled yarn: the Seifert family and flaxmilling in New Zealand. Bowral: J. Pollard, 2004, p. 134

How to cite this page:

Judy Malone. 'Seifert, Alfred', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996, updated November, 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)