Kōrero: Building stone

Stone walls, Auckland Harbour

Stone walls, Auckland Harbour

Dick Lavas, from a family of stonemasons, emigrated to New Zealand from the Adriatic island of Korčula. In 1927 he opened a quarry in Auckland, and established Auckland Stonemasons Ltd. His first big job was to build sea walls around Tamaki Drive, Auckland. Since then he worked on many projects involving stone works around Auckland. Large boulders (rip rap) have been dumped in front of the sea wall in recent years to provide additional protection against coastal erosion.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Stone buildings in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8069/stone-walls-auckland-harbour (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006