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Brickyards and Brickbats: West Auckland's Clay Industry

Brickyards and Brickbats: West Auckland's Clay Industry

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  • Thu 26 Jan ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 27 Jan ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 28 Jan ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 29 Jan ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 31 Jan ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Waitakere Central Library, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This exhibition features photographs of the brick and ceramic works of Hobsonville, Waitakere, New Lynn and Avondale from the West Auckland Research Centre’s collections. It shows early days, plant & machinery, land and buildings, products manufactured, kilns, and the demise of this once great industry.

Image: Two workers setting bricks on a kiln car at the Amalgamated Brick and Pipe Company's factory, New Lynn, 1960s. Photographer: Bruce Heasley. Auckland Libraries West Auckland Research Centre. J.T. Diamond Collection, Bruce Heasley Collection, BHE-P-006. (Image cropped)

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