Kōrero: New Zealand species overseas

Flax on stamps

Flax on stamps

New Zealand flax was introduced to islands in the South Atlantic as a fibre crop. It became the mainstay of St Helena’s economy for about 60 years. On Tristan da Cunha it was planted as a windbreak and used for thatching the roofs of houses.

Stamp reproduced courtesy of the Tristan da Cunha Post Office

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Tristan da Cunha

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ross Galbreath, 'New Zealand species overseas - Early exports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/10062/flax-on-stamps (accessed 24 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Ross Galbreath, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007