Kōrero: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Building the railway

Building the railway

Workers prepare to lay railway tracks, around 1900. Tōtara and pūriri timber was used for railway sleepers, and inland forests became accessible and were cleared quickly after the North Island main trunk railway line was completed in 1908.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-041830; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Loss of conifer–broadleaf forests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11680/building-the-railway (accessed 1 October 2020)

He kōrero nā John Dawson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007