Celebration, Napier to Gisborne Railway

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About this object
Postcard featuring a view of the celebrations held for the turning of the first sod of the Napier to Gisborne Railway at Westshore on 29 January 1912.

The photograph shows a number of people in sailing boats along the Western Spit foreshore. Spectators are also standing on the road next to the shoreline. Several motor vehicles are parked along the road and there are also horses and carts visible in the distance.

Photographer, Sorrell & Son.
Primary Maker
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Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white postcard photograph.
Height x Width: 87 x 138mm
This photograph must be acknowledged to the - HAWKE'S BAY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM (Inc.), NAPIER., Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
29 Jan 1912
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5353 a
Credit line
from the estate of Miss Muriel Finnis
Other number(s)
m77/20, 5353 a, 78739

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