Story: Freight and warehousing

Getting wool to the coast

Getting wool to the coast

A driver and his seven Clydesdales transport wool to the coast around 1900. They’re shown here on a reasonably dry road, rounding a corner on Taylor Pass, which connects the Awatere River valley with Blenheim. From there the wool would travel by ship to Britain.

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Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - International freight and warehousing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24072/getting-wool-to-the-coast (accessed 27 September 2020)

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