Story: West Coast region

Seddon on horseback (2nd of 3)

Seddon on horseback

Premier Richard Seddon (on horseback, centre) and a carriage containing his fellow travellers, including his wife, pause outside the Terminus Hotel, Ōtira. The blurred figure on horseback on the left is thought to be his secretary. This is typical of how Seddon travelled to and from the West Coast – he would ride, while luggage and family members were carried in the coach.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Government and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016