Two 30cwt Ford trucks are hitched side by side in front of a Thorneycroft Hathi tractor and using ...

Unit Garrison units
Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin
Accession Number P02024.031
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 15 September 1934
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Two 30cwt Ford trucks are hitched side by side in front of a Thorneycroft Hathi tractor and using the power from all three vehicles, the men of the Darwin Detachment succeeded in pulling along the drug (a low wheeled trolley) weighed down by a six inch piece. the success was short lived as soon after the rubber hose on one of the Fords burst and Captain V C Secombe, riding on the running board narrowly escaped scalding. The large number of men seen ridin in the Hathi were needed to ensure addidtional traction on the poor surface of the East Point Road.