Dunedin and the Taieri Gorge Railway

IN October 2017, my editor Chris Harris showed my father, Brian Walker, around Dunedin, one of New Zealand’s most long-established cities.

According to scholars I cite at the end of this post, Dunedin was already, by 1881,

. . . a ‘handsome city’ of over 40,000 people. . . . its twenty-two miles of streets were paved and well lighted. Fine buildings of Oamaru limestone or local basalt lined its main thoroughfares. . . . and it was the site of the four and five storied headquarters of the colony’s leading manufacturing concerns and business…

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.