Story: Motorcycles

Stella motor bicycle

Black and white photograph of a man, women and children standing and sitting next to a motor bicycle with the words 'Stella' Temuka on it.

Raymond Every and fans with the Stella motor bicycle, which Every built in Temuka in 1901 using BSA parts and a one-and-a-quarter horsepower Minerva engine. When he rode it from Temuka to Dunedin later that year, he had to dismount and push it up the steeper hills south of Waikouaiti.

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Carl Walrond, 'Motorcycles - History of motorcycles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010