Paper prepared at home from New Zealand flax

Date

December, 1866

Identifier

Hocken Collection MS-0451-003/004

Publisher

Unpublished

Abstract

Phormium tenax (flax) was a useful commodity for both Māori and Europeans, and Dr Thomas Morland Hocken had the presence of mind to save this sheet, which Edward McGlashan had made from flax plant in December 1866. Hocken’s note reads: ‘This is a good specimen of his paper for books & shows how well it takes ink.’

Files

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Citation

Edward McGlashan, “Paper prepared at home from New Zealand flax,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 20, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8726.