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Title - Flax mill, Morphett Vale, S. Aust., 1944.

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Subject(s) Primary production industry  Flax mills    Flax   
Reference # 9447
Description Flax mill, Morphett Vale, S. Aust., 1944. The flax mill at Morphett Vale, S. Australia in August 1944. The image captures the record weekly consignment of flax line produced by the mill. The buildings in photo from left to right: The Mess, Administration, The fibre store, the scutching shed, the mill building. Also shown are mill workers from one of the three shifts.
Format(s) Photo (Black & White)  - 20 x 15 cm  Digital Image  - jpeg 
Notes The flax mill was sited on Flaxmill Road nearly opposite to where the school is today. The flax mill at Morphett Vale was run by the Government for the war effort. The record week consignment produced by the mill was 8 tons 12cwt of flaxline, making a total for the month of 26 3/4 tons graded and despatched. The shipment was despatched from Morphett Vale to Houghtons, Adelaide.
Date 1944.
Publisher Morphett Vale, S. Aust., 1944.
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