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Creator unknown : Photograph of Reefton, West Coast, [ca 1888]

Reference Number: 1/2-025255-b-F

Photograph of Reefton, West Coast, circa 1888. Shows a roadway that joins a bridge over the Inangahua River. The township is in the background. Power lines are just visible in the foreground. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Film photonegatives, related to Reefton, Bridges - New Zealand - West Coast Region, Cities and towns - New Zealand - West Coast Region, Roads - New Zealand - West Coast Region and Overhead electric lines.

Part of:
Creator unknown : Photograph of Reefton, West Coast, Reference Number 1/2-025255-b-F (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: In 1888 Reefton became the first town in the country to be lit by hydro-electric power. (Information from (1979) Wises New Zealand Guide: A gazetteer of New Zealand. Auckland: Wises Publications Ltd)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures59. Ingangahua Co. Reefton. ca 1888(PFP-031780)

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