Story: Hay, Peter Seton

Peter Seton Hay

Peter Seton Hay

Though he died in his mid-50s, Peter Seton Hay was highly influential in the Public Works Department between 1879 and 1907, helping to plan major railway works including the North Island main trunk line, and reporting on the possibilities of hydroelectric power generation.

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Peter Lowe. 'Hay, Peter Seton', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2020)