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The Intriguing Story of Coromandel Granite

Author: Lindsay Garmson
Introduction and Foreword by Barry Brickell

Soft cover
26cm high and 21.5cm wide
200 pages
Self published December, 2014

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This is the untold true story of New Zealand’s – Coromandel Granite Industry – from Paritu Bay, on the north western Coromandel Peninsula. Granite was used in most of New Zealand’s major buildings, monuments and grave side memorials for over 100 years.

Buildings include the old and new Parliament Buildings in Wellington, Auckland Museum, Auckland and Wellington Railway Stations, as well as many private, public and Government buildings throughout New Zealand

Monuments include Auckland’s One Tree Hill and the Seddon Memorials in Wellington and Hokitka and many others. Numerous War Memorials throughout New Zealand used Coromandel granite.

The book tells of the scows that carried the granite, the stories of the pioneers, the depression days, the education and the arguments and woes of the companies involved in the industry. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Coromandel, Waikato, NZ

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