Kōrero: Roads

Soldiers building roads

Soldiers building roads

Men of the 12th and 14th regiments of the British army dig a cutting on Pōkeno hill, just south of the Bombay Hills. They are building the military road to the Waikato (State Highway 1 today), sometime between 1861 and 1864. When government soldiers were not fighting Māori in the New Zealand wars they were put to work building roads.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Urquhart Album (PA1-q-250)
Reference: PA1-q-250-52

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Carl Walrond, 'Roads - Early roads', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23291/soldiers-building-roads (accessed 26 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016