Story: Northland region

Whangārei railway station, 1908

Whangārei railway station, 1908

Whangārei was originally the hub of Northland’s rail services, and extensions were built to the north before the line was connected with Auckland in 1925. The early importance of rail as a means of transporting raw materials and goods is shown in this photograph of a freight train carrying huge logs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northern Advocate Collection
Reference: 1/2-066091; F
Photograph by John Tuffley Cowdell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Transport links', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015