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The cage may have been used in connection with the construction of the railway line or maintenance to the road. It is not the cage used for transporting travellers across the river prior to 1875. The photograph is prior to 1891 when the Ashhurst to Woodville railway line was completed.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Go10_EPN_0269
Title
Cage on wire rope crossing the Manawatu Gorge
Held In
Coolstore
Date
circa 1880 to circa 1890

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Place
Palmerston North

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early palmerston north,
photographs,
transport,
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