Kōrero: Salt

Lake Grassmere before 1940

Lake Grassmere before 1940

Until the 1940s the Lake Grassmere lake bed was a large, flat expanse that was generally a dustbowl in summer and a muddy puddle in winter. During the Second World War it was used as a bombing range, and an aerodrome was also located there. The viaduct visible in this southward-looking view is the main trunk railway. The first salt-making ponds were created by bulldozing the clay of the lake bed into stopbanks.

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Dominion Salt
Reference: Jensen Reid, Salt for New Zealand. Lake Grassmere: Dominion Salt Ltd., [1976?]

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Salt - Early industry at Lake Grassmere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4329/lake-grassmere-before-1940 (accessed 29 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006