Story: Whanganui region

Ohakune, around 1910

Ohakune, around 1910

Ohakune thrived because of the railway, which reached the town in 1908. When the North Island main trunk line was completed in that year, Ohakune was linked with Auckland as well as Wellington. Timber from trees cut down to build the railway also fuelled economic activity in the town.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Forging a region, 1870s–1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015