Kōrero: Waikato region

Waikato roads, 1920s

Waikato roads, 1920s

Roads were constructed to connect Waikato settlements in the 1860s, 1870s and 1880s, but were not metalled until the 20th century. Until then, they could be treacherous in wet weather. A service car (an early means of public transport) negotiates the muddy road between Hamilton and Te Aroha in the mid-1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Halliwell Collection
Reference: 1/2-125498-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, 'Waikato region - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27110/waikato-roads-1920s (accessed 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 9 Jul 2015