Kōrero: Nelson region

Thomas Blick and Blick cloth

Thomas Blick and Blick cloth

English weaver Thomas Blick established a woollen mill in Upper Brook Street, Nelson, in 1845. He employed German immigrant women, including members of the Bensemann and Eggers families. The women spun sheep’s wool to produce a strong, almost waterproof fabric known as Blick cloth that was used for police uniforms.

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Nelson Provincial Museum
Reference: Tyree Studio Collection 69435 (left); A1250 EC.146.66 (right)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28866/thomas-blick-and-blick-cloth (accessed 1 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015