Story: Geological exploration

Field work in the 1930s (1st of 3)

Field work in the 1930s

Max Gage poses with his brand-new Hercules two-speed bicycle. He worked as a student assistant for the Geological Survey in the summer of 1935–36. Working in the Wairarapa with geologist Mont Ongley, his only means of transport was a bicycle, which he had to supply.

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Private collection, Maxwell Gage

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - Mapping, volcanoes and geophysics: 1900–1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006