Story: Wairarapa region

Crossing the Tararuas

Crossing the Tararuas

Tramping became a popular leisure activity in the 1920s. These trampers were the first to cross the Tararua Range from Levin to Eketāhuna in 1927. They are, from left, J. Logan, E. Lancaster and W. Walker. The photographer is G. L. Adkin. He and Lancaster had made the first crossing of the Tararuas further south in 1909.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Adkin Collection
Reference: PA1-f-007-220
Photograph by George Leslie Adkin

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Leisure and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12126/crossing-the-tararuas (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017