Story: Southland region

Building the Homer Tunnel

Building the Homer Tunnel

There was no road access to Milford Sound until the 1.2-kilometre Homer Tunnel pierced the mountains that divided the sound from the Hollyford Valley. This photograph was taken soon after work started, in 1935. The war interrupted work, and the tunnel was not completed until 1953.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Reference: 2004.936

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David Grant. 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
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