Story: Ward, Joseph George

Sir Joseph George Ward (standing, centre) laying the foundation stone of Dunedin Railway Station, 1904

Sir Joseph George Ward (standing, centre) laying the foundation stone of Dunedin Railway Station, 1904

Sir Joseph George Ward saw improved rail services as a way of drawing disparate settlements into an interconnected nation, and as minister for railways was energetic in promoting new lines and facilities.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Edgar Richard Williams Collection (PAColl-0975)
Reference: 1/2-140194; G
Photograph by William Williams

How to cite this page:

Michael Bassett. 'Ward, Joseph George', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2w9/ward-joseph-george (accessed 19 December 2018)