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.
Loose pages on a board
 p. ; 34 cm.
Jonathan Brough; 1839; 1927
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.
Wangapeka; French Pass; Nelson - Public works; Surveying; Nelson Province - 1875-1907
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