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Artist unknown :The Canterbury snailways. Definition - Reflection - A train of thought - A narrow gauge, but not an arrow speed. [Christchurch] 4 November 1876.

Reference Number: MNZ-1433-1/4

A cartoon of a narrow gauge railway alongside water with hills and New Zealand bush on the far side. A giant snail is crawling along the rails, prodded from behind by a man with a stick. In front of the snail, a man is calmly seated on the rail. The snail's reflection in the water is of a train. Refers to the perception that early trains travelled at a very slow speed

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1 image, categorised under Wood engravings, related to Snails and Railways - New Zealand - Canterbury Region - Trains.

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Artist unknown :The Canterbury snailways. Definition - Reflection - A train of thought - A narrow gauge, but not an arrow speed. [Christchurch] 4 November 1876., Reference Number MNZ-1433-1/4 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Wood engraving. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures385. Railways. 1876(DFP-014645)

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