Story: Taranaki region

Working on the roads, Waimate West

Working on the roads, Waimate West

Workers use a steamroller on a road in Waimate West county in the early 1920s. Because of the need to transport milk to dairy factories daily in all weathers, the Taranaki ring plain soon had a network of some of the best-maintained roads in the country. Extensive tar-sealing programmes were initiated by local authorities in the early 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. C. Hosie Collection (PAColl-5416)
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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015