Oil well No 4 on Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth

Oil well No 4 on Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth
Date
[ca Jul 1957]
Ref
PAColl-8602-10
Description

Oil well No 4 on Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth. A section of the breakwater, and an unidentified ship berthed at the Newton King Wharf, are in the background. Photograph taken circa July 1957 by an unidentified photographer.

Publication note - Published in New Zealand Free Lance (5 Jul 1957) p 14

Source of descriptive information - Notes on file print, including caption from New Zealand Free Lance (5 Jul 1957) p 14.

Inscriptions: Verso - Many years ago New Plymouth struck oil No 4 well is on the beach; Verso - New Zealand Free Lance caption, clipped from the magazine and attached to back of print - "Drilled in 1943, oil-well No. 4, situated at the eastern end of New Plymouth's Ngamotu Beach, is producing oil from a depth of 2,185 ft. Its peak products are motor spirits (high octane), power kerosene, mineral turpentine, diesel gas and fuel oil. In the background is the outer end of Newton King Wharf and a section of the breakwater. In the summer the safe beach in the foreground is a bathers' paradise."

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print 16.5 x 21.9 cm

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Part of
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives
Format
1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print 16.5 x 21.9 cm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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