Story: Canterbury places

Transporting farm goods

Transporting farm goods

Burnett’s Motors serviced the rural hinterland of Ashburton, Canterbury’s second-largest town. Carting agricultural products and equipment by road began first with horse and wagon. Later, traction engines were used to haul heavy goods. In the 20th century trucks like this took over.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Mid-Canterbury Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015