Winstone Wallboards Ltd

The name Gibraltar Board, or Gib Board as it is now commonly known, is unique to New Zealand.. The origins go back to the 1930s when the fledgling wallboard company decided that a strong brand name was needed to identify the new plaster board product. A competition was held for staff to suggest a suitable name, with 10 pounds in cash offered as the prize. The winning suggestion was Gibraltar Board, selected because it stood for strength and permanence - as in the Rock of Gibraltar.

Title: NZ Wallboard factory - aerial view opf factory
Date: 1949
Id: 33036
Series: 6021P
Item: 6021P/44
Type: N
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Title: NZ Wallboard factory - Winstone trucks loaded with Gib Board in front of Balmoral Plant
Date: 1954
Id: 33018
Series: 6021P
Item: 6021P/24
Type: N
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Title: NZ Wallboard factory - Packing and Despatch section
Date: Circa 1931
Id: 33004
Series: 6021P
Item: 6021P/10
Type: N
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Title: NZ Wallboard factory - Feeding Section
Date: Circa 1931
Id: 33003
Series: 6021P
Item: 6021P/9
Type: N
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Title: NZ Wallboard factory - Pallet section - Alec Dick attending to the machines
Date: 1931
Id: 33002
Series: 6021P
Item: 6021P/8
Type: N
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Title: Workers in NZ Wallboard factory mixing plaster by hand
Date: 1927
Id: 32995
Series: 6021P
Item: 6021P/1
Type: P
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