Story: Rural clothing

Station hands, 1904

Farm workers on Corwar Station (about 8,000 hectares, with 15,000 sheep) on the Rakaia River in mid-Canterbury sport a variety of hats and clothes. Most wear boots, moleskins or woollen trousers, and cotton work shirts. Some also wear waistcoats.

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Canterbury Museum, Corwar Collection
Reference: 1987.239.4

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Menswear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/18476/station-hands-1904 (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008