Story: West Coast places

Hawks Crag in the 19th century (1st of 2)

Hawks Crag in the 19th century

The almost vertical cliff at Hawks Crag posed a challenge when building a road through the lower Buller Gorge. The solution was to cut a narrow slot across the cliff face, which had to be negotiated with care by wheeled vehicles. Shown here in the late 19th century, the road was only just wide enough to take carriages and carts.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Buller valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

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