The J.T. Diamond West Auckland History Collection

JT DiamondRegistration number
: 22

Year of registration: 2017

Custodian Owner:
Auckland Libraries – Heritage Collections

West Auckland Research Centre, Waitakere Central Library
Location: Waitakere Central Library, New Zealand
Image: J T Diamond

Further information: Auckland Council

From the late 1920’s Jack ventured out to the West Coast on expeditions that inspired him to document the stories and landscapes of the Waitakere Ranges. Over his ensuing lifetime he compiled his research of the industrial, archaeological and social history of the West into a collection that spans over 150 years of the region’s history. The collection provides the most complete record of the region’s heavy clay and pottery industries between 1940 and 1980, and the most significant documentary record of the kauri timber industry in the Waitakere Ranges between 1830 and 1940.

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