Kōrero: Sewage, water and waste

Wellington destructor, around 1930

Wellington destructor, around 1930

The Wellington destructor was located at the foot of Mt Victoria – today the site of Waitangi Park. Its twin chimneys made it a landmark. From 1908 to 1946 the city’s rubbish would arrive on horse-drawn carts and trucks, to be burnt in furnaces. Smoke also poured from factory chimneys – the air was much dirtier in New Zealand cities at this time.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-091112; F

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Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Solid waste', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24450/wellington-destructor-around-1930 (accessed 28 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Christine Dann, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010