Story: Transport of animals

Double-decker stock truck, 1940

Double-decker stock truck, 1940

This old Commer truck from Wainui-O-Mata Transport is loaded with sheep. The animals are large and very woolly, so the driver has not been able to fit many on. Both decks appear to have four pens, with two sheep to a pen. The loading ramp is very simple, with mānuka sticks for side-rails.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: MNZ-001810-1/2; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Trucks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008