Kōrero: Dalmatians

Mt Wellington quarry, Auckland

Mt Wellington quarry, Auckland

The quarries provided bluestone metal, and stone for walls and kerb edging. Dick Lavas, from the Adriatic island of Korčula, had dug gum and worked on railway construction before he started quarrying in the early 1920s. By the late 1920s stonemasons came directly to Mt Wellington from Korčula to work on various Dalmatian-run quarries. The wives of these men followed their husbands in the 1930s.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Dalmatian Cultural Society

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Farming, fishing, winemaking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1230/mt-wellington-quarry-auckland (accessed 27 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015