Story: Building trades



In the 2000s plumbers, like many tradespeople, often worked out of a van. The van operated as a portable workshop containing all the tools and materials that were typically needed in a day’s work. This plumber is sporting blue overalls, commonly worn by tradesmen.

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Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Plumbers and drainlayers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010