Makerua Swamp, Between 1885 and 1888
Reference Number: PA1-f-239-50
View of the Makerua Swamp, a 20,000 acre expanse between Shannon and Tokomaru, looking north the Manawatu River in the background. Photograph taken between 1885 and 1888 by Wrigglesworth & Binns of Wellington.
Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company Ltd :Views on the Wellington & Manawatu Railway, Reference Number PA1-f-239 (61 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Collodion print 15.3 x 20.4 cm, mounted on album page 23.4 x 30.1 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph
Historical Notes: Photograph probably taken at the same time as PA1-f-239-51. the Makerua swamp was drained during the 1890s, in the course of construction of the Wellington & Manawatu Railway. Source of information: Uncommon carrier : the history of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, 1882-1908 / K.R. Cassells.
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