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Auckland gas works, 1912

Auckland gas works, 1912

The Auckland Gas Company was a large company in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In this view of the Auckland waterfront the gas company's premises are in the background at middle left. In the company's first year of operation it sold 6.7 million cubic feet of gas; 50 years on in 1915, 650 million cubic feet were sold. The hundredfold increase was driven by the growing population.

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Photograph by Henry Winkelmann

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - Capital and large companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010