Story: Newman, Henry and Newman, Thomas

A Newman coach at Canvastown, near Havelock

A Newman coach at Canvastown, near Havelock

In 1891 Henry Newman and his brother Thomas Newman extended their coach service between Nelson and the West Coast to connect Nelson and Blenheim. By this time they were using thorough-braced Cobb coaches drawn by four horses, which ensured faster and more frequent trips.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tyree Studio Collection (PAColl-3064)
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How to cite this page:

Shirley Tunnicliff. 'Newman, Henry and Newman, Thomas', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)