Stone wall

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A mortared limestone wall forming part of the boundary of the Totara Estate. Totara Estate was created by the New Zealand - Australian Land and Investment Company (incorporated in Scotland) to intensively farm sheep for their wool, however its fame today rests mainly on its place as the source of supply of sheep meat carcasses which formed the first shipment of frozen meat from New Zealand to the UK.

On the horizon you can see the Brydon Monument/Memorial- a memorial erected to honour Thomas Brydone the supervisor of Totara Estate and the driving force behind the move to ship New Zealand's axcess sheep meat overseas in freezer ships.

In the background of this photo are the ramparts of limestone marking the location of the TT Quarry. Initially worked by Maude?? From Dunedin, it was acquired by the Perry Family and later by Fulton-Hogan, though I don't profess to know its full history. It was the location for a lime kiln and it had a tramway to Whitecraig Siding. There is much to discover and write about this huge quarry - pics of which are on my Panoramio Pages somewhere!

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  • Uploaded on March 16, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix Z90
    • Taken on 2013/03/16 09:47:16
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/300)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash