Story: Holidays

Travelling by horse-drawn coach, 1890s

Travelling by horse-drawn coach, 1890s

The difficulties of travelling by coach in the 19th century are shown in this 1890s photograph of a coach crossing a river on the way to Aoraki/Mt Cook. It would have been a jolting and sometimes nerve-wracking journey for the ladies sitting on the top with their parasols.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Malcolm Ross Collection
Reference: 1/2-008248-G
Photograph by Malcolm Ross

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Holidays away from home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40742/travelling-by-horse-drawn-coach-1890s (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013