Kōrero: Country towns

Mangaweka railway station, around 1905 (2 o 3)

Mangaweka railway station, around 1905

Mangaweka was originally a base for building two very large viaducts on the main trunk railway line – the Mangaweka viaduct, 48 metres high and 288 metres long; and the Makōhine, 72 metres high. Both were completed by 1904, and Mangaweka was a station in the backblocks until farming eventually became the reason for its existence.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-081606; F
Photograph by Hubert Earle Girdlestone

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:

Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19395/mangaweka-railway-station-around-1905 (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008