Story: Ports and harbours

Building Railway Wharf

Building Railway Wharf

The main centres’ harbour boards were big organisations. In 1904 the Auckland Harbour Board’s new engineer, W. H. Hamer, presented a comprehensive plan that guided port development for years to come. There were new ferry jetties (and the Ferry Building), and large new wharves served by rail lines and electric cranes. In this photograph of May 1905, workers from the Ferro-Concrete Company are working on the decking of Railway Wharf.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 1-W1200
Photograph by Henry Winkelmann

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Gavin McLean, 'Ports and harbours - Types of ports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5990/building-railway-wharf (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 30 Jul 2015