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Digging the first sod for the Main Trunk Railway, at the southern bank of the Puniu River, 15 April 1885

Reference Number: 1/2-096176-G

Maori and Pakeha group at the digging of the first sod for the Main Trunk Railway. They stand at the confiscation line at the southern bank of the Puniu River, 15 April 1885. Wahanui Huatare has grey hair and stands in front of the pole in the centre. Rewi Manga Maniapoto stands immediately to his left with a top hat and white beard. Photograph taken by Daniel Manders Beere.

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1 image, related to d Wahanui Huatare, Rewi Manga Maniapoto, Waipa District, Railways - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Maori - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Railways - Design and construction.

Part of:
Beere, Daniel Manders, 1833-1909 :Negatives of New Zealand and Australia, Reference Number PA-Group-00192 (118 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures385. Railways. Lines. Main Trunk [NI]. Puniu. 1885(PFP-015028)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: 31

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