Story: Building and construction industry

Stone for the Dunedin post office

Stone for the Dunedin post office

The plant manufacturing the facing stones for the Dunedin Chief Post Office is seen here in June 1934. The building was constructed out of reinforced concrete faced with Pataruru stone (a pinkish-red ignimbrite) and Bluff granite. Fletcher Construction built it between 1935 and 1937. Along with the Wellington railway station, also a Fletchers job, it was one of the largest contracts ever let for building in New Zealand.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 16 June 1934, p. 10

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Carl Walrond, 'Building and construction industry - Early builders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010