A stone mason naps off a piece of a boulder with a hammer and a cold chisel in 1930. The block may be destined for the arch at middle right which is being built over a timber frame to get the shape. The mason is working on Wilkinson’s castle on the cliffs above Wai-iti beach in north Taranaki. It was designed by architect James Chapman-Taylor for Eltham MP Charles Anderson Wilkinson as a weekend and holiday retreat. Local stonemasons from nearby Ōnaero faced the concrete walls with sandstone quarried from Wai-iti beach below.
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