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Wallis, J. H. :Scene of the late railway catastrophe on the Rimutaka line. Supplement to the New Zealand Mail. [Wellington, 1880]

Reference Number: B-034-004

Shows carriages and passengers falling downhill into a gully, after the Greytown to Wellington train derailed. The words First class can be distinguished on the side on one carriage, with Mount Cook on the side of the engine. Two people are clinging to the railway line and another eighteen are shown tumbling down the hill amongst the carriages, hats and luggage.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to New Zealand Mail (Newspaper. 1870-1907), J H Wallis, Mount Cook (Locomotive), Rimutaka Range, Luggage, Railway accidents, Hats, Naive art, Death and Railways - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Wallis, J. H. :Scene of the late railway catastrophe on the Rimutaka line. Supplement to the New Zealand Mail. [Wellington, 1880], Reference Number B-034-004 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Lithograph, 16 x 12 ins. Single art work

Historical Notes: The accident occurred on 11 September 1880, on the Wairarapa side of the range, at a place popularly called `Siberia', as the train ascended towards the summit. See Evening Post, 11, 13, 14 & 15 September 1880

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-006260)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: J. H. Wallis

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