Kōrero: Building materials

Brick factory

Brick factory

Piles of bricks lie stacked outside Enoch Tonks's brick factory at 79 Webb Street, Wellington, in the 1890s. The figure standing at the doorway is Enoch's son Bill, who was the foreman. The factory shut down and was demolished in 1925. Although there were regional New Zealand variations, on the whole bricks were not as popular as wood for building houses, and were mostly used for chimneys, and for public buildings.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/4-015511-F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Stone, bricks and mortar', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25103/brick-factory (accessed 22 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Jeremy Salmond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010