Kōrero: East Coast region

Transport: train at Gisborne, 1942 (2 o 2)

Transport: train at Gisborne, 1942

The rail link from Gisborne to Napier was completed in 1942. This photo records the departure of the first train on 7 September, in front of a crowd of 10,000 – nearly 60% of Gisborne’s population at the time.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti
Reference: 403-45N

Permission of Tairawhiti Museum, PO Box 716, Gisborne, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Transport and communication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33401/transport-train-at-gisborne-1942 (accessed 20 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015