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Brian Wilson collection on Auckland Harbour Bridge construction.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-Archives-2020/03

Content Description

Collection includes CD of footage of Auckland Harbour Bridge construction, 1958-1963, programmes and invitation for opening ceremony 30 May 1959, photographs and related publications.

CD compiled from an original film by Colourcraft Films, commissioned by the construction partners, Cleveland Bridge and Dorman Long. The location of the original film is unknown, but probably in the archives of the Auckland Harbour Bridge Authority.

Dates

  • 1959 - 2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

NOT RESTRICTED

Biographical / Historical

Brian Wilson worked on the Auckland Harbour Bridge from 1955-1959 as a Site Engineer. Born in Birkenhead, England, Brian worked for the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company in Darlington, before being seconded in 1955 to the joint venture Cleveland Bridge and Dormer Long in Auckland to build the Auckland Harbour Bridge. His worked included overseeing the quality control of the concrete used in the bridge construction as well as supervising the assembly of some of the bridge’s giant steel trusses.

Extent

0.03 metres (4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Brian Wilson in 2015.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Brian Wilson collection on Auckland Harbour Bridge construction
Status
Completed
Date
2020
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, The University of Auckland Repository

Contact:
5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand