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River crossing, 1940

River crossing, 1940

Kevin Nolan drives a dray and horses across the Haast River in October 1940 – the usual way to cross unbridged rivers in those days. It was a hazardous way of transporting supplies and people, but it was to be more than 20 years before a one-way bridge was built across the Haast River.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - The far south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

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