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Post  krissiepearse on Thu 9 Apr - 18:10

So, here we are in our home of 2 years in Henderson, Auckland. It was built in 1979, and we presume that the 1500 or so bricks that formed our undulating courtyard floor were laid at the same time. We've lifted them all up, and have been using them to build a retaining wall. Most are clearly quite old if unmarked, but a not-insignificant number of them are stamped.

Needless to say, having looked them up, I am now somewhat puzzled as to why we have so many bricks in our garden dating back a hundred years or more... or more precisely, what was here previously and/or how they got here.

History, huh?
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Post  Ev on Fri 10 Apr - 11:15

Definitely the work of a Brick Collector Very Happy

There is a Facebook group that has many Brick Collectors Very Happy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439167462832105/
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Post  krissiepearse on Fri 10 Apr - 11:32

It was suggested to me on facebook by Timespanner that they may well have been acquired from a local salvage yard by the person/contractor that originally used them. That seems plausible.

It's just kind of beautiful that this house, presumably on the edge of what once would have been the Corbans estate, is in some small way linked to a history almost as old as New Zealand itself (or at least, post treaty NZ).

I think I shall keep a few examples of stamped frogs out to one side as I find them. It's a history that can be preserved, and ought to be if there's someone who can do it for whom it brings joy to do so.

And if not, well, I dare say they can gain a bit more history on-site lol.

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