Story: Whanganui places

Carts loaded with wool bales, Kurīpāpango, 1910

Carts loaded with wool bales, Kurīpāpango, 1910

These wool bales, outside the Kurīpāpango hotel In 1910, are almost certainly headed for Napier, 80 kilometres away on the coast. By this time, many stations in inland Pātea were sending their bales south on the main trunk railway, which had reached Taihape in 1904.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Inland Pātea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015