Refreshment rooms, Taihape

Refreshment rooms, Taihape

Like many towns in the central North Island, Taihape owed its existence to the main trunk line. It was also home to one of New Zealand's best-known railway refreshment rooms, where bleary-eyed travellers poured off overnight trains for a quick 'cuppa and a pie'.

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Posted: 04 Jan 2009

I have a photo of my great grandmother's half sister, who worked at the Railway Counter Refreshment Rooms. Aunt Mary and her brother emigrated to New Zealand from England, just before WWI. I would like to find out if the photo I have was taken inside the Taihape refreshment room. See my Blog on this.