Kōrero: Northland places

Limestone Island

Limestone Island

Cement works were established on Limestone Island (Motumatakohe) in Whāngārei Harbour in 1885. In 1916 they moved to Portland, on the shores of the harbour. The expansion of the cement works was one reason for Whāngārei’s growth in the 20th century. Now the island is a reserve – a secure breeding ground for rare and endangered native birds such as the New Zealand dotterel.

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Whāngārei Museum

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Whāngārei city and environs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7872/limestone-island (accessed 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015