Story: Whanganui region

Whanganui town bridge, around 1904 (1st of 2)

Whanganui town bridge, around 1904

From its opening in 1871, Whanganui’s town bridge was the main link to its hinterland in the south-east. These wagons loaded with wool bales are lining up to cross to the town and the riverside wharves, from which the wool would be shipped overseas.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Forging a region, 1870s–1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015