The advent of the motor car in the late 19th century offered travellers greater freedom to go where and when they pleased. However, poor roads were a major obstacle at first. This scene of motorists posing proudly beside their car in 1918 is picturesque, but it also reveals the rough road surface they had to travel on.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
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