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Another Railway Wanted.

A DEPUTATION TO THE PREMIER

Wellington, July 11

A large deputation, representing the Nelson Province, waited on the Premier this morning to point out the urgent necessity of extending the railway line as far as Hope, whore it would tap the coach road to Buller. Mr Seddon said that the East Coast-Nelson connection had been approved by Parliament, and, had not the contractors failed, Nelson would by this time have had connection with Christchurch. The grounds for making the connection had been lengthened by time by reason of the growing demands for land, timber and coal. Mr Seddon expressed the opinion that the colony would eventually have to look to the Nelson district for land for settlement. He was not piepared to ask the colony to borrow mom than a million a year, but he agreed with the necessity for extending this line to a paying point, and was prepared to press that viow upon his Minis > ters.

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Another Railway Wanted., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905

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Another Railway Wanted. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905

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