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View of Heskett's Ironsand works at the base of Paritūtū, New Plymouth. The original glass negative may show the scene in reverse. See PHO2012-0500.
View of Heskett's Ironsand Works at the base of Paritūtū, New Plymouth. The works were closed and moved to Onekaka in 1919.
Photograph of the E.M.Smith Ironsand smelter works at Te Henui, situated on the corner of Hamblyn Street and Nobs Line. In 1888 it was bought by Thomas Oldfield.
Carte-de-visite photograph showing a reception for Mr E. M. Smith after three tons of iron were produced from the New Zealand Titanic Steel and Iron Company Ltd smelter at the mouth of the Te Henui River. The reception was held in September 1876. The photograph shows an interior view of a hall set up with a display relating to ironsands mining. A man is standing on a stage in front of an elaborate backdrop. He is pointing with one hand at an object and is holding another object in his other hand. Several othe rmen are seated at the foot of the stage on either side. The stage is surrounded with banners. The banners read: "ADVANCE TARANAKI"; "IRON is the KING of STRENGTH / STEEL is the EMPEROR of MIGHT"; TRADE & COMMERCE" and "SCIENCE CONQUERS". The rear of the carte-de-visite includes a photograph of printed text. One column of the photographed text is a poem called "THE IRON MAN" by 'W.H.B.', written on 23 September 1876. The second column of photographed text is called "SMELTING THE IRONSAND".