Kōrero: Workshop industries

Basket-making workshop

Basket-making workshop

The staff of W. Cook's basket-making workshop in Christchurch pose outside their premises, about 1907. Basket making almost disappeared after the introduction of plastic and other more convenient packaging materials, but was once vital for supplying strong, custom-made containers. The large hampers against the wall were used for transporting mail, and the workshop also made a variety of cane chairs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Adam MacLay Collection
Reference: 1/1-024038; G
Photograph by Adam Henry Pearson Maclay

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:

Ian Hunter, 'Workshop industries - A nation of workshops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26020/basket-making-workshop (accessed 2 March 2021)

He kōrero nā Ian Hunter, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010