The case for filling the gap in the Midland Railway : 42 miles out of 700

Maker and role
Other Contributor: Nelson Provincial Progress League
Publisher: A.G. Betts & Son (estab. 1942, closed 1988)
Production date

Production place
Nelson/Nelson Region/New Zealand
Adapted from R.W. Stiles & Co. edition, 1925? Alterations by hand in unbound manuscripts (UMS1499). The gap is now only between Gowan and Inangahua;
Object type
7 p. : 1 col. map (folded) ; 23 cm.
Maker biography

Alfred George Betts began business as a printer in Nelson around 1892, publishing the Church Recorder for the Diocese of Nelson. Business premises were located on town acre 158, Hardy Street, Nelson. Alfred G Betts also published books, pamphlets and programmes for individuals, companies, churches and colleges. The limited liability company of A G Betts & Son was formed in December 1942, the directors being Alfred George Betts, Alaric Grindley Betts and Emily Doris Betts. The company remained a family business, Conrad W G Betts becoming a company director in 1944, and John Torrance Betts in 1963. The company's office remained on the same site in Hardy Street, Nelson (later part of the Montgomery Arcade) until the company closed in 1988.
the company closed in 1988.

Records donated by John Betts, former company director, son of Alaric Grindley Betts, and grandson of Alfred George Betts.
Railways - Nelson Province
Railways - New Zealand - Tasman District - Design and construction
Accession number
Other reference numbers
385 NEL


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