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The Journal of New Zealand Studies
Railways have been a significant part of New Zealand life, yet their treatment in historiography often does not reflect this. I argue for a greater appreciation of railways, focusing upon their role in shaping the developing colony in the nineteenth-century. I introduce the existing literature to indicate contributions with which greater engagement is required and to identify directions requiring further research. The provincial 'prehistory' of railways preceding the Vogel boom of the 1870sdoi:10.26686/jnzs.v0i16.2030 fatcat:ukcrba43fzgnhpxr6az6i4pbzu