Our History, Our Stories

After many years working in the Kaipara flax industry Alfred and family moved to Waiuku, then central to New Zealand flaxmilling. Alfred died in 1919, eighteen years after his beloved Elizabeth leaving 8 children, 40 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pictured are Alfred’s granddaughter Dora Oldham(right) and her cousin Annie Hollinger photographed by Harold Marsh in 1905 when they were visiting Wharehine.