Men lay bitumen during the construction of a road in the 1920s. The work was labour-intensive, with some workers shovelling the hot bitumen onto the road and others hurriedly distributing it with rakes before it cooled. A steamroller would then smooth the surface.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tyndall Collection
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