THE GOLDEN FLEECE: MODERN METHODS OF MANUFACTURING NEW ZEALAND WORSTED UNDERWEAR
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Filmed at the Roslyn Mills, shows the processes involved in the manufacture of woollen underwear. Initially sheep are shorn, and their wool is scoured, combed, and spun at the mill. Following on is each stage of the knitting and shaping of underwear garments and finally their packaging and dispatch.
“NZ Government Publicity. New Zealand’s woollen industry photographed in Hawkes Bay. The homestead, sheep grazing, rounding up the flocks, putting the sheep into the yards, (sheep entering the shearing shed, shearing, fleecing the wool, pressing the bail, the looms). Weaving a rug, the finished rug.” - (from NFL Archive Screening notes)
Reference number F7926
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company Sound Films Productions
Commentary: Martin Evans
Producer: Jack Welsh