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Shown here are Dutch migrants, who arrived on the "Sibajick to Wellington" to work under contract to the New Zealand Railways, in order to help construct the Milson Railway deviation, that took the train station, yards and track out of the centre of Palmerston North. This picture was taken in the Palmerston North Railway Yard. Front row: Peter Koning; Will Van Der Put. Back Row: Oeter Schellvis; Andre Zentveld; Bill Terbrake; Frank Gerbich (from New Zealand); Hugo Muller; Bert Jansen; Peter Westerhuis; Phillip Lagewaard.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_R62_007826
Title
Dutch Railway Workers, Palmerston North Railway Yard
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection R 62
Archive
Date
1952

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Place
Main Street, Palmerston North

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Tags
deviation,
holland,
labour,
netherlands,
r 62,
railways,
train,
workers,
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