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 carried on a tramline to the kiln, where it was placed in layers between firewood and burned. The lime was used as mortar and to fertilise soils.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11406/kakahu-lime-kiln (accessed 28 October 2020)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017