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P. & D. Duncan’s engineering works, Christchurch

P. & D. Duncan’s engineering works, Christchurch

Scottish people dominated the engineering and shipbuilding industries in all countries to which they migrated. Two pairs of Scottish brothers, the Burts in Dunedin and the Duncans in Christchurch, founded two of the country’s leading early foundries and engineering works.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Scots and the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015