Trucks became an important part of New Zealand’s freight network in the 1920s. At this stage, trucks, rail, ships, and horse or bullock and cart might all contribute to an item’s journey. This Nelson wharf, shown here in the 1920s, was typical in combining modes of transport. Trucks, many of them Model T Fords, crowd between warehouses and the wharf edge, while drivers chat, standing along the railway tracks. Ships line both sides of the wharf.
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