Railway station booking office

Travellers queue to buy tickets at the Rotorua railway station booking office in the early 1930s. New Zealand's best-known tourist town, Rotorua, had been connected to Auckland by rail (via Frankton and Morrinsville) since 1894. The opening of the North Island main trunk in 1908 provided a further boost to tourist traffic in the region. The office is decorated with posters and maps advertising rail trips, and it also includes a Government Tourist Bureau kiosk.

Credit

Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga
Reference: AAVK-W3493-E769.

How to cite this page: 'Railway station booking office', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/rotorua-station-booking-office, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

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