The two stoves in this Christchurch kitchen photographed in about 1915 use gas produced from bituminous coal. New Zealand coal production more than doubled between the turn of the 20th century and the First World War, Part of the demand came from town gasworks, which supplied households with coal gas for cooking and heating. At this time, most of New Zealand’s coal came from the West Coast.
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