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Development began on the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North, named to mark Queen Victoria's 60th jubilee, in 1897. Queen Victoria Drive began as a rough track from Fitzherbert Avenue to Park Road in 1917. In 1919 it was properly laid out and metalled and was tarred and sanded c1920-1921. This photograph looks west towards Park Road. The people are unidentified.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_P41_RES_0147
Title
Cycle and motor bike with sidecar on Victoria Drive, Victoria Esplanade
Held In
Coolstore
Date
1917~

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Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
garden,
leisure,
parks,
photographs,
reserves,
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