Category Archives : Local History


Crown Lynn collection in New Lynn

I recently visited the newly opened Te Toi Uku Clayworks (a Crown Lynn Collection run by Portage Ceramics Trust) which is aptly located in Ambrico Place, near where the Crown Lynn industry thrived for many years. In 1929 the Amalgamated Brick and Pipe Company (hence the name for AMBRICO Place) was formed in New Lynn, […]

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Crown Lynn – Some West Auckland history

For those Crown Lynn enthusiasts, here’s a short documentary from NZ Onscreen archives (1949) on the production of it. Very interesting. NzOnScreen.com – From Potter’s Wheel to Mass Production It also mentions terms such as “Potters Wheel” and “Toby Jug” both of which there were establishments in the local area. The Potters Wheel was a […]

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