Story: Freight and warehousing

Beer carts

Beer carts

Dunedin-based Speight’s, like many other brewers, had its own fleet of horses, drays and lorries (four-wheeled carts). The horses worked a full day, were stabled in town overnight, and were taken to graze on Pine Hill on weekends. Each horse knew its own route; when an employee hired one to pull his wedding carriage, it embarrassed him by stopping at every pub along the way.

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Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - Road and rail to the early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , published 11 Mar 2010