Story: Roads

Breaking rocks (3rd of 3)

Breaking rocks

Workers break large rocks into smaller pieces using sledgehammers. The cart in the background is delivering the large rocks to the road surface ahead. The crushed rock formed the road’s foundation. It was slow, hard work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: F-1572-10x8

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Carl Walrond, 'Roads - Building roads', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23303/breaking-rocks (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016