23 Oct 2016

Elliot: Ropemakers

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 23 October 2016

For generations ropemakers used to walk for kilometres, up and down a long, low, narrow factory in Dunedin, overseeing machines producing long ropes for tugs and other boats. The Donneghies rope factory opened in 1876. Karen Elliot is on the show to discuss the history and heritage of ropemaking.