Kōrero: Rural services

Stuck in the mud

Stuck in the mud

A horse-drawn coach encounters deep mud on a road between Waipiro Bay and Gisborne in the 1880s. Because dirt roads became very muddy after heavy rain, they were unsuitable for horse-drawn wheeled vehicles. The difficulties of funding roads in the 19th century meant that many minor roads in rural areas remained rough and at times impassable.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Post & Telegraph Collection
Reference: 1/4-019596; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Roads', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18541/stuck-in-the-mud (accessed 5 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008