Wharf 1893

Original digital file

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Description

Railway tracks on new wharf at The Spit, Napier

“June 1893: Although the official opening was still years away, work had progressed far enough for the new wharf to be used. It was a terrible day but the crowds came down to the wharf to see the first ship load its bizarre cargo – Fillis’s Circus and menagerie – in a roaring gale. All went well except for some trouble with a cage of lions…” – from “A Picture Book of Old Hawke’s Bay” by Kay Mooney and Margaret Henderson, 1984

Location

Napier

Format of the original

Photograph

Date published

June 1893

Accession number

1274/2182/45758

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