Story: Canterbury region

Canterbury road

Canterbury road

This typical long, straight Canterbury road points toward Mt Hutt. Metalled roads were built in the early days of settlement, but most were not sealed until well into the 20th century. For example, the road connecting Christchurch and Ashburton was finally sealed in 1939.

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Mount Hutt
Photograph by Miles Holden

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10338/canterbury-road (accessed 21 April 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015