Kōrero: Streets and lighting

Laying wood blocks, 1913

Laying wood blocks, 1913

On busy streets tar-soaked wooden blocks were laid to provide a stronger and more durable surface than macadam. The blocks would be cemented into place by pug (clay). This 1913 image shows workers laying blocks along Auckland’s Karangahape Road.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A119

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street construction and surfaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24486/laying-wood-blocks-1913 (accessed 4 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Adrian Humphris, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010