Kōrero: City history and people

Ohakune (1 o 3)


Ohakune, originally a Māori settlement, became the base for the completion of the main trunk railway line in 1905. The path of the line is visible in this 1906 image – it runs along an embankment in a straight line from the bridge on the far left. Below that is part of the workers’ camp. Conditions were basic – men lived in canvas tents and huts through winter snows.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-017097; F

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:

David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Types of towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23498/ohakune (accessed 2 October 2023)

He kōrero nā David Thorns and Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010