Story: Workshop industries

Brickworks, Christchurch (1st of 4)

Brickworks, Christchurch

Brick production was mechanised but the product was still moved in hand barrows when Reece Brothers brickworks in Christchurch was photographed in the early 20th century. Small brickworks like this were built wherever there was a suitable supply of clay and a market for the bricks.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-005101-G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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How to cite this page:

Ian Hunter, 'Workshop industries - The first New Zealand workshops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2020)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010