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Moturoa oilfield

This 1910 view of the Moturoa oilfield on the New Plymouth foreshore shows seven exploratory wells with their drilling derricks above them. This was New Zealand’s first successful commercial strike, and although the quantities produced were relatively small, Moturoa showed that a domestic petroleum industry was possible.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: LN30

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Roger Gregg and Carl Walrond, 'Oil and gas - Early petroleum exploration, 1865–1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8920/moturoa-oilfield (accessed 22 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Roger Gregg and Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006