Story: Rock, limestone and clay

Tākaka Hill marble quarry (2nd of 2)

Tākaka Hill marble quarry

Large blocks of marble were quarried from Tākaka Hill. The crane and rail system illustrate how heavy the blocks were, and what dangerous work environments quarries are. The marble was used as cladding on Parliament Buildings, and in the refurbishment of the Parliamentary Library in the 1990s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Leslie Hinge Collection (PAColl-3050)
Reference: 1/1-021978; G

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Cement, marble and dolomite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5235/takaka-hill-marble-quarry (accessed 31 May 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006