"Start of Breakwater Oamaru 1871". (Photograph probably dates from 1873.) First block laid on 10 September 1872. Preparation - mainly land restoration at the shore end - began in 1871. Large crane (built by Kincaid and McQueen) arrived 3 August 1873. Railway line to breakwater completed in 1873. By 1874 length of breakwater had been completed to 300 feet.
Glass plate negative
H 120mm x L 163mm
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Organisation Credit Line
Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 102094