Story: Pulp and paper, aluminium and steel industries

Aluminium entrepreneurs, 1928

Aluminium entrepreneurs, 1928

The most persistent early attempt to develop Fiordland’s hydroelectric potential for aluminium smelting was by the privately owned New Zealand Sounds Hydro-Electric Concessions company. Company founder Arthur Leigh Hunt (right) is seen here with engineer Hugh Vickerman (left) and Sir Douglas Mawson, on a 1928 expedition to Fiordland. It was Mawson’s first visit to the area, and he left believing that it could both support a major industry and retain its natural beauty.

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Reference: A. Leigh Hunt, Confessions of A. Leigh Hunt. Wellington: Reed, 1951, facing p. 93

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Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010