Digging the first sod for the Main Trunk Railway, at the confiscation line at the southern bank of the Puniu River
- 15 April 1885
- Beere, Daniel Manders, 1833-1909
Group at the digging of the first sod for the Main Trunk Railway. They stand at the confiscation line at the southern bank of the Puniu River, 15 April 1885. Standing in the centre behind the barrow, wearing a top hat, is Rewi Maniapoto. Immediately to his left is his daughter, Te Kore. To her left and behind is Sir Robert Stout. The tall man wearing a top hat, standing to the left of Stout, is Wahanui Huatare. The original photograph was taken by Daniel Manders Beere; this image is a copy negative made by Albert Percy Godber from a print of the Beere original, file in Godber Album Vol. 102, p 45 (PA1-f-025).
Further information about this occasion is held at the Appendix to the journals of the House of Representatives, 1885, D-6.
There is also a print of this image in Godber Album Vol 102 p 45 (PA1-f-025)
A File print of the original photograph by Daniel Manders Beere is filed at 385. Railways. Lines. Main Trunk [NI]. Puniu. 1885.
Inscriptions: Album page - "Possibly turning first sod. North Island Main Trunk Rly. Puniu River, Te Awamutu, 1885." "This is Daniel Manders Beere 1/2 plate neg no. 30, 1/2-096175".
Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Physical Description: Film negative 17.25 x 11.75 cm
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- Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives
- 1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Film negative 17.25 x 11.75 cm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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