About the archive
The archive consists of the records of several hundred companies that were acquired or merged into Fletcher Challenge Limited. Its documents, photographs, films, videos and oral histories provide an insight into New Zealand business development since the 1840s — particularly in the building and construction, forestry, pulp and paper, and energy sectors.
The R & E Tingey Story
This book tells the story of R & E Tingey Co Ltd. The company had its beginnings in 1863 with the arrival of the Tingey family and the subsequent establishment of a paint, glass and wallpaper business that grew into a nationwide business and a leader its field. This book is a valuable addition to the written record of New Zealand business history.
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Scows on the Waitemata Harbour
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Online, on display
Gibralter Board, the plasterboard that lines buildings throughout Australasia, was created by Winstones Ltd in 1924. To see the silent movie produced to promote ‘Gib’ board in the 1920s, click here.
100 years of endeavour
In 2009, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the first Fletcher business in New Zealand. The fletchersince1909 website provides an insight into the tradition of imagination, hard work, and successful entrepreneurship that has since been associated with the Fletcher name.