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These men were employed by New Zealand Laykold Ltd, of Wellington, who had the contract to construct a road between Paraparaumu township and the beach. The man on the left is Jimmy Bain and the man on the right is unidentified. This firm owned a bitumen factory in Wellington and employed Mr L C Eggers (photographer) as overseer for the contract.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Ro17_007878
Title
Working on a Road Cutting at Paraparaumu
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ro 17
Date
1937

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Place
Unknown

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Taxonomy

Tags
broom,
engineering,
gravel,
heavy machinery,
labour,
photographs,
shovel,
streets,
trucks,
workmen,
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