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Nelson Railway

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of photos, newspaper clippings, photocopied newspaper clippings, typed script, handwritten notes and correspondence. Details the 1955 Nelson ‘Railway incident’, involving a group of protestors staging a ‘sit-down’ on the tracks to protest the closing of the Nelson-Glenhope railway. The events were reported on in N.Z. Truth by LC. The publication date range is 1955-1995.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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