Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Ferry and wharf at Whitianga, 1911

Ferry and wharf at Whitianga, 1911

Water transport was important on the Coromandel Peninsula until the 1920s, as roads were poor or non-existent. These travellers are using a ferry which possibly crosses the harbour to an area known today as Ferry Landing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
Reference: 1/2-001038-G
Photograph by William Archer Price

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016