Kōrero: Bicycles

The penny-farthing

The penny-farthing

The penny-farthing, also called the ‘ordinary’, appeared on New Zealand roads in the 1870s, and outpaced the velocipede, the first bicycle, which had arrived in the late 1860s. These men rode their penny-farthings from Christchurch to the West Coast in 1887.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA1-f-010-21

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Types of bicycles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23418/the-penny-farthing (accessed 6 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Jamie Mackay, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016