Kōrero: Southland places

Roadside Stories: Lumsden, steaming ahead

Steam shaped the town of Lumsden, which boomed from the late 1870s as a major railway junction. The Kingston Flyer train took travellers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, where they crossed the lake to Queenstown or to lakeside farms by steamer – most famously the elegant SS Earnslaw.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Lumsden and transport. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Southland places - Northern Southland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35361/roadside-stories-lumsden-steaming-ahead (accessed 17 October 2021)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015