Kōrero: Building stone

Hanmer marble (2 o 2)

Hanmer marble

The cover for a volume of The Dictionary of New Zealand biography features a close-up of Hanmer marble. This is the commercial name for a hard limestone in shades of pink or red that contains large shell fragments. It has been widely used for decorative panels. The colour is caused by small amounts of volcanic ash.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Limestone and marble', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8081/hanmer-marble (accessed 5 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006