New Zealand Engineering News, September 2012.
‘Ingenuity and gutsy determination were often needed to transport bulky products from engineering workshops to customers throughout New Zealand.
This was partly due to restrictive government regulations as well as the appalling state of most roads.
Graphic insights into the historic challenges faced by the country’s heavy hauliers are given in a fascinating and superbly illustrated book by social historian Bee Dawson.
She traces the industry’s development from the pioneering days in the first half of the 19th century – when packhorses offered the only practical method of carrying supplies over rough and narrow tracks through bush – to the advances of today.’