Mangaweka was originally a base for building two very large viaducts on the main trunk railway line – the Mangaweka viaduct, 48 metres high and 288 metres long; and the Makōhine, 72 metres high. Both were completed by 1904, and Mangaweka was a station in the backblocks until farming eventually became the reason for its existence.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-081606; F
Photograph by Hubert Earle Girdlestone
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.
Tāpiritia te tākupu hou