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Thorneycroft five ton Q model truck, after an accident near Waikaia, Southland, 1924

Reference Number: 1/1-011126-G

A Thorneycroft five ton Q model truck, after an accident in 1924 on a winding creek road near Waikaia, Southland. George Groves, who assisted with the removal of the truck, and Tom Middlemiss, the truck driver, are in the foreground. Photograph taken by Samuel Heath Head.

Key terms:
1 image, related to O'Connor and Middlemiss, George Groves, Tom Middlemiss, Waikaia, Traffic accidents and Trucks.

Part of:
Head, Samuel Heath, d 1948 :Negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00261 (101 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The truck was owned by cartage contractors O'Conner and Middlemiss. The driver, Tom Middlemiss, had hit a rock on the road. The removal operation took several days. (Information from back of file print)

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures388. Trucks. Thorneycroft. 1924(PFP-031488)

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