Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Crossing the Devil’s Elbow, 1905

Crossing the Devil’s Elbow, 1905

The Devil’s Elbow is a particularly winding section of State Highway 2 between Whirinaki and Tūtira. This 1905 photograph shows a group of travellers crossing a stream at the bottom of the elbow. This section of road has been straightened at various intervals but still requires a slow approach and liberal use of brakes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Post & Telegraph Collection
Reference: 1/4-019634; F

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Transport and infrastructure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23921/crossing-the-devils-elbow-1905 (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015