Resources

There are a few books and resource materials relevant to The Fletcher Trust that might be of interest to visitors of this website. Prices on application.

Te Huringa / Turning Points

The book of the exhibition Te Huringa / Turning Points illustrating all works with full labels by the two co-curators is now available from The Fletcher Trust. This high quality production provides a lasting record of an important touring exhibition.

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No Job Too Big - A history of Fletcher Construction Volume I: 1909-1940 by Jack Smith

This book is the first in a series on the history of a pre-eminent New Zealand company that now spans many industries and services. It covers the period 1909-1940 and focuses on the Fletcher Construction Company, widely known for its tower cranes constructing buildings and its bulldozers shaping civil engineering projects around the country.

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Fletchers - A Centennial History of Fletcher Building by Paul Goldsmith

This book tells the story of how Fletchers, in its many manifestations over the decades, has transformed New Zealand. This is a centennial history that sets the company's history in the broadest political and economic context. It is one of New Zealand's greatest stories of sustained ambition, performance and corporate reinvention.

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Made in New Zealand – the story of Jim Fletcher by Selwyn Parker

The career of Sir James Fletcher, son of the founder of Fletcher Holdings, straddles nearly four decades of a turbulent commercial period in New Zealand history. They were the foundation years of today’s economy and JC, as he was known, was in the thick of it. He founded New Zealand’s newsprint industry with the giant Tasman plant at Kawerau – the country’s first manufacturing operation of global size and competitiveness. He established a steel industry with Pacific Steel and he built up New Zealand’s largest timber-processing plants. He was behind new ventures in manufacturing, from particle board to roofing. This book provides a unique insight into one man and one company’s role in shaping New Zealand’s economy.

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The Fletcher House by Peter Shaw

This small booklet, written by the curator of The Fletcher Trust Collection, provides details on the history and origins of The Fletcher House at Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula. It includes information about the original owners, The Greens, as well as the work undertaken by Fletcher Challenge Construction to restore the villa in 1991. The book also contains a number of photographs of both the original villa and views of how the restored building looks today.

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Both Eyes Open – A memoir of George Fraser

George Fraser (1916-1986) has been described as having had more links in both the cultural and commercial sectors of New Zealand than any other man of his time.

His extraordinary range of acquaintances stretched from the Navy, the British Communist Party, the London School of Economics to New Zealand politics, public service, trade unions, industry, television and fine arts.

This book tells the life of this remarkable man, who worked for Fletcher Holdings then Fletcher Challenge for 35 years, mostly in the areas of public relations, communications and industrial relations.

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Tasman Pulp and Paper - The First Fifty Years by Barry Ashwin

This book was written for people who feel some personal connection with Tasman; those who have worked for Tasman, or who have had a relative or close friend who has been involved one way or another with the Company. Talking about the more important happenings at Tasman over the 50 years since inception; not only what happened, but also why.

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If you wish to obtain copies of any of these books, contact the Trust by emailing your enquiry to: archives@fletchertrust.co.nz



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