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 ...
ID numberP02024.031
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
MakerUnknown
Place madeAustralia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made15 September 1934
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionTwo 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.