Story: North Americans

Pacific Cable Station, Doubtless Bay, Northland

Pacific Cable Station, Doubtless Bay, Northland

In 1902 the Pacific cable linked British Columbia by telegraph with New Zealand. A small station at Doubtless Bay, Northland, marked the New Zealand terminus of the cable. Improved communications contributed to an increased flow of ideas and people between New Zealand and North America in the early 20th century.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'North Americans - 1870s–1939: rivalry and curiosity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/461/pacific-cable-station-doubtless-bay-northland (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015