4 Nov 2016

The Back Country – Workhorse on Wheels

From The Back Country

Landrovers  prove very useful for a variety of New Zealand conditions and situations. It is 1955 and the army owns a fleet of 540 and use them to cross desolate terrain surrounding their Waiouru Camp. Over 2,000 Landrovers are used in agriculture; farmers muster sheep and attach spraying mechanisms to the vehicles, a country school bus is pulled out of the mud, at Wairaki scientists use them for transport, as do surveyors and road workers. A survey party drives Landrovers over sand dunes and along a beach, and someone even drives one up some steps in the middle of Wellington.