Story: Building and construction industry

James Fletcher’s first house (1st of 3)

James Fletcher’s first house

Angus Fletcher (right), grandson of James Fletcher, addresses a crowd from the verandah of the restored Fletcher House in Broad Bay, Dunedin, in March 2009. The event commemorated James Fletcher building the house – his first – 100 years earlier. James Fletcher and his partner Albert Morris made only three shillings and sixpence profit on the job. From this small beginning Fletchers grew into a huge company. Construction was just one of its interests.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 23 March 2009, p. 2
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Carl Walrond, 'Building and construction industry - Commercial construction companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010