Kōrero: Freight and warehousing

Trucks, rail and ships

Trucks, rail and ships

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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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/2-025918; G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23457/trucks-rail-and-ships (accessed 19 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010