Story: Northland region

Gordon Coates talking with an engine driver

Gordon Coates talking with an engine driver

Gordon Coates was minister of public works and railways in the early 1920s. He promoted the completion of three main trunk railway lines, including the North Auckland line. A hardworking minister with the common touch, he would often visit workplaces and talk with employees.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7624/gordon-coates-talking-with-an-engine-driver (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015