National Geographic : 1956 Dec
'f p; yF i Nv R " 4 to TN. 41 ,ea c , ' +. :'!=', *1' . 1,' -. ;:". ... _ i 4lA , a a *-" # f * f , ti° '+ ie, ° ~ 'ra ",k..t " t I.a 7 '' , r'.yi ' P.' . vi 817 Families Turn Wo k into a Happy Outing Tasmania grows about 80 percent of Australia's total hops production. begins around the first of March and continues six weeks or more. Some 4,000 men, women and t children, usually in family units, do the picking. joking and 4 a-k 4rk laughing, they make the work 0 "Ai seem like play and lunch al ZAW .. -% Not " " ' S " .l f.y iiT" FS. NQ 3M 4-4 pt labor twice a day. These hops, recently sup ported by the overhead wires, T r I. are plucked from the vines, . a dumped into cloth bins, and lWon SSP finallv stuffed into burlap bags. ": f Weighed on the spot, they are taken to oast houses or drying. At the beginning of spring farmers stretch strings for the " 9'~4 a vwr r Al. f vines to climb up to the wires.