My first cousin, once removed, caught my grandmother about to throw a tonne of old photographs out. In that pile were these six images from the construction of the airport. The construction company that built the bulk of the original airport was owned by my great-grandfather, a Bognuda, and these pictures show how the airport was created. We think they are circa 1950’s.
These images are compressed down, if you want the full size ones, then drop me an email at ian at isisgroup dot co dot nz and I’ll share a link I have with them on SkyDrive. I’ll see if I can find some more.
The shot above shows a crew taking fill from the Moa Point site, where the sewage treatment plant is today, looking back across to the Gasworks under the hills in Miramar.
A conveyor system was used to move the fill around the airport.
Thanks to the Heavy Equipment Forums for these pictures as well.