Events In History


The Vogel era

  • The Vogel era

    In 1870, Colonial Treasurer Julius Vogel launched the most ambitious development programme in New Zealand’s history. The ‘Vogel era’ was a decisive moment in New Zealand’s 19th-century transformation from a Māori world to a Pākehā one.

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  • Page 4 - Building Vogel's railwaysJulius Vogel wasn’t the first colonial politician to promise to fund public works and immigration with borrowed money. But the early 1870s offered better prospects for
  • In December 1913, new high-powered (30 kw) stations at Awanui in Northland and Awarua in Southland opened for business, enabling round-the-clock communication with the east coast of Australia