Granite and Marble: A guide to building stones in New Zealand


Author: Bruce W. Hayward
Year: 1987
Format: Softcover
Series: GSNZ Guidebook
Series volume: 8
ISBN: 0-908678-08-8

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Natural stone is one of the most traditional building materials. Pre-European arrival, Maori used stones to build paths and walls. Stone masons were among the early Europeans to arrive in New Zealand and soon began practicing their trade. This book briefly describes how common rocks are formed, the qualities that make a good building stone, and the locations and nature of building stones that have been and/or are still used in New Zealand.