Story: Waikato region

Waikato roads, 1920s

Waikato roads, 1920s

Roads were constructed to connect Waikato settlements from the 1860s. Until they were metalled in the early decades of the 20th century, they could be treacherous in wet weather. Here, a service car (an early form of mechanised public transport) negotiates the road from Hamilton to Te Aroha in the mid-1920s.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27110/waikato-roads-1920s (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015