Inspired by science diagrams of the 1950s this, 2015/16 exhibition expressed the
past industries of this ever changing landscape.
From the gold rush to setting up flax mills, sawmills to mining, Golden Bay was seen, as most of New Zealand through out the late 19th to mid 20th century, as a source of raw materials. Coal, graphite, asbestos, dolomite, marble, iron was ready for extraction.
Public work camps made roads and dams within the region from the 1930s.
Many families travelled together, working along side each other on different, large scale projects of infrastructure for the country. Leisure time was spent together too hunting, fishing whatever was available at any given place.