Story: Sport and society

National railway network, 1905

National railway network, 1905

As rail linked New Zealand's population centres, regular interprovincial sporting events became possible. This map shows New Zealand's railway lines in 1905. Most had been built over the previous 30 years.

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Source: James Watson, Links: a history of transport and New Zealand society. Wellington: Ministry of Transport, 1996, pp. 103, 175–176

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Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - National sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Greg Ryan, published 5 Sep 2013