New Zealand Iron Ore Smelting and Manufacturing Company Limited
The company was the last in a long line of early attempts to utilize Taranaki Ironsand. The company was formed in July 1916 after a series of experiments by John A. Haskett financed by Duncan Rutherford of Culverden. The Company directors were Rutherford, Heskett, W.P. Heskett, George & Samuel Frazer and James B. Laurenson and F.D. Payne. A large smelting works was built at Moturoa, New Plymouth, on the site of a previous smaller venture also financed by Rutherford (The Parapara Syndicate). After a series of technical problems the works were dismantled ca 1921 and some of the machinery was transferred to Onekaka, Nelson. The company was wound up in 1926.
A minute book for the New Zealand Iron Ore Smelting and Manufacturing Company July 1916 - Feb. 1926. Includes register of shareholders and Memorandum and Articles of Association.
1. Minute book for the New Zealand Iron Ore Smelting and Manufacturing Company July 1916 - Feb. 1926. Includes register of shareholders and
2. Memorandum and Articles of Association, a copy of Taranaki iron sand a metal romance. Reprinted from the Taranaki Herald and Budget. 1917
3. Second annual report of the New Zealand Iron Ore Smelting and Manufacturing Company Limited for the period ending 31 August 1918.