Digging the first sod for the Main Trunk Railway, at the southern bank of the Puniu River, 15 April 1885
Reference Number: 1/2-096174-G
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. Standing in the centre behind the barrow, wearing a top hat, is Rewi Maniapoto. Immediately to his left is his daughter, Te Kore. To her left and behind is Sir Robert Stout. The tall man wearing a top hat, standing to the left of Stout, is Wahanui Huatare. Photograph taken by Daniel Manders Beere.
1 image, categorised under Dry plate photonegatives, related to d Wahanui Huatare, Rewi Manga Maniapoto, Hon Sir Robert Stout, Te Kore Maniapoto, Te Awamutu, Railways - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Railways - Design and construction.
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)Dry plate glass negative 4.5 x 6.5 inches. Single 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-016901)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: 29
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