Story: Rural services

Wool truck (2nd of 2)

Wool truck

A truck laden with wool bales negotiates the steep coastal road at Cape Terawhiti, near Wellington, in 1939. Road freighting began to compete with railway transport once motor vehicles became more common, from the 1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-1667-1/2-F
Photograph by E. Christensen

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Roads', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008