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First motor trip between Wellington and Auckland via the central North Island, 1912

Reference Number: MNZ-0710-1/2-F

Model T Ford car on a King Country road outside the Rangitaiki Hotel. Photograph taken in 1912 by Ernest Gilling during the first motor trip from Wellington to Auckland, through the central North Island.

Key terms:
1 image, related to King Country, Antique and classic cars, Ford automobile and Roads - New Zealand - Waikato Region.

Part of:
Making New Zealand:Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060 (311 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal image

Historical Notes: The leader of the journey was Wellington journalist Arthur Chorlton, whose book 'Motoring Pioneers through the King Country' described the expedition. The driver was Harold Richards.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures713. Roads. 1912(PFP-016688)

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