Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

Working at Tākaka Hill (1 o 2)

Working at Tākaka Hill

These workers at the Tākaka Hill marble quarry are using traditional tools – chisels, sledgehammers and crowbars. Chisels were hammered into cracks to widen them until a block was worked loose. The work was slow and difficult, and is now largely performed by hydraulic machinery.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Leslie Hinge Collection (PAColl-3050)
Reference: 1/1-021976; G

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Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Cement, marble and dolomite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5911/working-at-takaka-hill (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006