Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

Road construction, early 1900s

Road construction, early 1900s

In south Taranaki a traction engine rolls the road while in the background men are shovelling gravel onto the road. Such work was necessary to stop unsealed rural roads turning into impassable quagmires in winter. Cart and vehicle wheels and horses’ hooves would soon cut up roads that were not regularly gravelled.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. C. Hosie Collection (PAColl-5416)
Reference: 1/2-058513; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Aggregate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5209/road-construction-early-1900s (accessed 9 April 2020)

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