Story: South Canterbury region

Kakahu lime kiln

Kakahu lime kiln

This lime kiln at Kakahu was built of local rock in 1882. Limestone was mined nearby and run along a tramline to the kiln, where it was put in layers between firewood and burned. The lime was then used as mortar and to fertilise soils.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017