Kōrero: Government and agriculture

Opening of the first railway

Opening of the first railway

In 1863 the Canterbury Provincial Council built the first railway in New Zealand. This illustration is of the opening, on 1 December 1863, of the line between Christchurch and Ferrymead. In 1867 the line was extended to the port of Lyttelton.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0033-1864-241
Wood engraving by R. S. Kelly

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Land purchase and early farming regulations, 1840–1876', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/18048/opening-of-the-first-railway (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Tony Nightingale, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008