Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Pack horses, about 1895

Pack horses, about 1895

Settlers farming in remote inland districts faced a long journey by pack horse along bumpy tracks (which were often old Māori tracks) when the time came to send their goods to market. Here, the manager of Ōwhaoko station leads pack horses bearing wool bales down the track (later the Gentle Annie road) from Inland Pātea (Rangitīkei) to Napier.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. Studholme Collection
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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Transport and infrastructure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015