New Zealanders have always liked a bit of a laugh. These jokers are taking a break from work at the Prouse and Saunders flax mill at Whanganui Inlet, north-west Nelson, and posing for a comical group portrait. Isolated work gangs such as this one provided much of the basis for New Zealand's brand of humour.
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Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
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