Kōrero: Southland places

Shale works

Shale works

This large works operated at Ōrepuki from 1899 to the start of 1903, extracting oil from shale (fine-grained rock formed from clay).

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Riverton / Aparima', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20206/shale-works (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015