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Illustrated London news :Opening of the first railway in New Zealand, at Christchurch, Canterbury Province. [1 December, 1863] London, 1864

Reference Number: PUBL-0033-1864-241

Shows an event that occurred on 1 December 1863, the opening of the first section of the railway line between Christchurch and Lyttelton at Ferrymead, Heathcote. The event, watched by large crowds of people on both sides of the line, shows a small steam train on the left and buildings decked with flags on the far side of the railway line. The accompanying text (p. 237) describes the scene and mentions 'The sketch by Mr R. Kelly'

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Wood engravings, related to Richard Seymour Kelly, Illustrated London News (Newspaper), Sydenham, Ferrymead, Dwellings - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Canterbury Region (N.Z.) - Social life and customs, Flags and Railways - New Zealand - Canterbury Region - Trains.

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Illustrated London news :Opening of the first railway in New Zealand, at Christchurch, Canterbury Province. [1 December, 1863] London, 1864, Reference Number PUBL-0033-1864-241 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Wood engraving, 102 x 230 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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