Story: Freight and warehousing

Bullocks pulling cart (2nd of 2)

Bullocks pulling cart

Knee-deep in mud, a team of bullocks strain to pull a wagon in Auckland in the mid-19th century. The bullockies who drove these teams epitomised the rugged frontier spirit and colonial male ‘mateship’ of the age. From Kaitāia to Bluff they were known for using bad language to spur the beasts to greater efforts.

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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/en/photograph/23455/bullocks-pulling-cart (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , published 11 Mar 2010