Community

Templeton Flax Mill Open Day

When
1:00 to 4:00pm
Where

Demonstrations will be run every 40 minutes while open. Our Flax mill is the only working flax mill in New Zealand left on an original site. At the peak of the industry in the 1890s it was New Zealand’s largest export with 600 mills across the country. At our open day we will run a DVD presentation by Des Templeton, the last manager of the working mill, and then run all the equipment so visitors see the fibre go from a green blade to clean fibre ready to be made into ropes and twine.


Interested to see more? There are loads of fun and interactive events on for Heritage Month - check them all out here!

Ticket Details
Individual $5, Car $10, school age children free
Email
southlandheritagemonth@gmail.com