Story: Building stone

Greywacke roundstone wall (2nd of 3)

Greywacke roundstone wall

Many New Zealand rivers carry large rounded boulders of greywacke, derived from the nearby mountains. This forms a ready supply of material for building, given the trade name of roundstone. This wall in Upper Hutt is a typical example.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Types of building stone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006