Kōrero: Rural clothing

Broad-brimmed hats

Broad-brimmed hats

In early New Zealand if you lost your hat you needn’t worry if you had a weaver in your party. Broad-brimmed hats, such as the ones shown in Walter Mantell’s 1848 drawing of a surveying party near Moeraki, could easily be woven from cabbage-tree or flax leaves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-334-089
Drawing by Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Hats, footwear and oilskins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/18482/broad-brimmed-hats (accessed 21 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Labrum, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008