Oamaru Harbour c.1890s. Sumpter Wharf, Normanby Wharf, Breakwater, Mole.
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Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 102687
In this pic the length of the breakwater can be fully appreciated and Sumpters Wharf is not yet fully built. A pile driver? is at the end of the wharf but little activity shows except what appears to be stocks of timber piles in readiness for further work on the wharf. I have estimated the number of piles to be about 300 for the finished wharf - a mammoth task of pile driving.
- Bruce Comfort posted 3 years ago.