Story: Government and agriculture

Building the Ōtira tunnel

Building the Ōtira tunnel

These men are working on the the Ōtira tunnel about 1913. It was built to complete the Midland rail line, linking Buller and the West Coast with the port of Lyttelton in Canterbury. Construction began in 1907, but was not completed until 1923, after the government had increased investment in rail.

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Government support and incentives, 1918–1938', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18065/building-the-otira-tunnel (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008