Kōrero: Auckland places

Brick-making

Brick-making

Men quarry clay for bricks at the Gardner Brothers and Parker clay pits in New Lynn, in 1910. The clay was tipped into a hopper – like a mincer – and emerged as a long, solid block. This was cut into eight bricks at a time, before being dried and coal-fired in a kiln. Bricks that broke were known as brick-bats, and used for roading.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: M338(38-39)

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - West Auckland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16133/brick-making (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016