The Resource The road to the West Coast : a history of the road over Arthur's Pass, Ivan D. Taylor

The road to the West Coast : a history of the road over Arthur's Pass, Ivan D. Taylor

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The road to the West Coast : a history of the road over Arthur's Pass
Title
The road to the West Coast
Title remainder
a history of the road over Arthur's Pass
Statement of responsibility
Ivan D. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
993.71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The road to the West Coast : a history of the road over Arthur's Pass, Ivan D. Taylor
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The road to the West Coast : a history of the road over Arthur's Pass, Ivan D. Taylor
Publication
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From the Maori trails to the Viaduct, from stagecoach to motorcar, from Christchurch to Hokitika. The building of this road was an engineering feat never before attempted in New Zealand. The history of the road over Arthur's Pass is a story filled with danger; freezing cold temperatures, flash floods, slips and rock falls, delays and death. Yet a way had to be found from east to west, and so the road was built. The story tracks progress from early explorations and the initial discovery of the pass through problems at government level with deciding which pass should actually be used It tells of the stagecoach and the drivers who risked their lives to get mail and passengers through. It gives descriptions of some of the journeys and leaves the reader wondering how anyone could attempt such a trip. Communications and mail, the telegraph and railway, and on through the building of the Otira Tunnel. This story is an important part of New Zealand's history, told in detail by an author who has thoroughly researched his subject
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9246621
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30 cm.
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Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9780908708642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
Museum Copy: Signed by the author Ivan D. Taylor
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE16202
  • (NLNZils)1110224

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