Story: Walking tracks

Milford Track work gang (2nd of 3)

Milford Track work gang

Once McKinnon had established the route, the track developed quickly. For a time, prisoners were used to cut the track. Shown at work in 1893, this prison gang under Edward Price (far left) cut the route along the Arthur River towards Lake Ada.

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Jock Phillips, 'Walking tracks - Walking for recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2016