Diary, 1883-1884

Maker and role
Author: Jonathan Brough (b.1839, d.1927)
Production date
1883-1884

Description
The first volume of the diaries (1883-1884) describes progress on the Wairau Gorge road with observations on the weather and people passing through the gorge.
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Media/materials description
Loose pages on a board
Measurements
[115] p. ; 34 cm.
Names/keywords
Jonathan Brough
Maker biography
Brough came from Cumberland and worked on the Victorian goldfields, before arriving in Nelson in 1866. He worked as a prospector and then took up contracting, later becoming the Public Works overseer. From 1881 to 1884 he had government contracts to build a road through the Wairau Gorge. From 1895 to 1899 he had a contract to build a pack-track over the Wangapeka Saddle to the head of the Karamea River.
Subjects
Wangapeka; French Pass; Nelson - Public works; Surveying; Nelson Province - 1875-1907
Other reference numbers
MS BRO

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