Story: Nelson places

Kiwi railway station: 1955 protesters (1st of 2)

Kiwi railway station: 1955 protesters

On 23 September 1955 former teacher Ruth Page and four other women drove from Nelson to the small station at Kiwi, where they and others sat in the goods shed and on the railway lines for a week. They were trying to stop the demolition of Nelson’s railway line. Arrested on 30 September, they were convicted and fined for trespassing on railway property. Ruth Page is sitting on the platform. Sonja Davies, later a member of Parliament, is seated at Page’s feet, looking up at the woman standing.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Motueka and the Motueka River valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29093/kiwi-railway-station-1955-protesters (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015