Story: Building materials

Making bolts

Making bolts

Workers at a Wellington factory sit at machines manufacturing steel bolts. In the foreground are large bins full of bolts. The image was taken by photographer Gordon Burt possibly in the 1940s. In the early 2000s ironmongery was largely imported.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: B.026764
Photograph by Gordon Burt

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Ironmongery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010