Story: South Canterbury places

Main trunk line

Main trunk line

The Washdyke lagoon and rail line were painted by Sir Eliot Whately in 1874. The line was soon to reach Temuka, and its central placement in the picture might have been intended to emphasise the region’s progress. The snow-capped Four Peaks Range is in the background.

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Watercolour by Eliot Whatley

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Timaru', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/11491/main-trunk-line (accessed 20 June 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015