Publication: The Times
THE BRITAIN OF THE SOUTHERN SEAS,
Offers Exceptional Opportunities for TRADE, AGRICULTURE, and SPORT.
A NEW INDUSTRY.
Despite the war what will eventually prove to be a valuable industry has been started in New Zealand, where for some months past, development has been proceeding on a large "reef" of china clay at Ngaruawapia [sic] Ngaruawahia, in the North Island. An analysis made by the Government analyst has proved the material to be very similar to the china clay of Cornwall, and experts from English potteries who have seen it have formed a high opinion of its quality. It is said that without undergoing any process it can be used in direct manufacture of several articles. Samples of glazed tiles have been made from the clay, and a Southern firm has manufactured from it insulators for telegraph poles.
|Date completed:||December 9, 2010 by: Glenn Drummond;|