Kōrero: King Country region

SS Mokau, Mōkau River, 1908

SS Mokau, Mōkau River, 1908

Rivers remained a useful means of transport after Europeans settled in the King Country, particularly in the early years when roads were rudimentary or non-existent. This is the SS Mokau leaving a sawmill on the banks of the Mōkau River around 1908. Steamships like this would have dropped off supplies to the camps at sawmills and coal mines along the river and picked up bulk items – coal and timber – to transport to larger centres.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, W. A. Collis Collection
Reference: 1/1-002260-G
Photograph by W. A. Collis

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:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Transport and infrastructure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34901/ss-mokau-mokau-river-1908 (accessed 10 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015