Kōrero: Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand

New Zealand railways poster, 1889

In the last three decades of the 19th century a tourist industry developed in New Zealand as new forms of transport such as steamships and a rail network emerged. This map of rail routes from 1889 highlights some of the attractions available to tourists travelling by train. The 'hot lakes' of the North Island and the cold lakes of the South Island are particularly promoted, and hot springs in Te Aroha, Ōkoroire and Hanmer are also advertised.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 6573

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand - The ‘Britain of the South’, 1860–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/37098/new-zealand-railways-poster-1889 (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012