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.