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New Zealand's Industrial Heritage
Geoffrey G. Thornton
First edition 1982, Reed
Hardcover w/ dj. 193 pages. B/W & colour photos & illus. Index. 29x22cm.

••This book is in very good condition. No inscriptions. Light sun to spine of dj.••

Geoffrey Thornton has charted in detail the progress of many early industries - flax, timber and flour milling; ship and bridge building; agriculture and mining. He has looked at the buildings and their history, and at those who ran these early industries.

The author draws attention to the importance of New Zealand's industrial archaeology, and the need to preserve that which is left. It is a sad comment on our times that some of the buildings he so carefully photographed for this book have already been demolished.

Contents: Fwd. Intro. The wide perspective; Shipbuilding; Flaxmilling; Timbermilling; Flourmilling; Sheepfarming; Farm buildings; Brewing; Waterwheels; Goldmining; Copper and antimony mining; Woolen mills; Industrial engineering; Coalmining; Frozen Meat Industry; Dairy industry; Brickmaking; Lime burning and Portland cement manufacture; Tanning; Gas industry; Rope manufacture; Papermaking; Coachbuilding; Boot and shoe manufacture; Electric power generation; Communications; Sugar refining; Sash and door factories; Misc. industries; Epilogue; Glossary; Appendices; Index.

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