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Digging machine releases soil in back of red dropside truck (or lorry). (Truck is labelled “Franklin County Council” on the cab door.)
Elsewhere and the tray of the hydraulic truck rises and the truck drives forward to dispose of its load evenly. Truck then demonstrates pivoting on the join between tray and cab, so that both front are back wheels are facing in a similar direction (at a 45 degree angle.) Glimpses of two other hydraulic trucks.
Local rugby match. Spectators and players in plain lime-green tops after the game.
A “Ritchie’s Passenger Service” bus (with “[Something] Team” in the destination window and a passenger, head-out, waving a beer bottle) passes building signposted “Doug Ross. Panelbeater.”
Hydraulic truck driving on road with tray up spreading [gravel]. More of same.
Child plays with toy truck (which separates into the two parts) labelled “Green Giant”. “TAPPER Engineering & Transport Equipment” street frontage sign.
Title: “Smoko at Halsey St”. Woman feeds cat with eye dropper. Steam from [thermal power station outlet pipe.]
Two men again snow-capped mountain backdrop. Sign: “Cubitts & Zschokke. Civil Engineering Contractors. Roxburgh Hudro Project.” Grey construction site, grey river. Hydraulic trucks. Areoplane in flight and landing from passenger window seat. PAA and US flag logo on tail of plane. “Tapper Transport” sign on side of parked vehicle with location, “Halsey St, Auckland”. Labelled vehicke parts on display at [A&P show]. Wood chopping. Sheep shearing. House being moved along road. More driving, signs and exhibitions.

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Year 1952

Reference number F38141

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 00:31:00

Credits Photography: Frank Tapper

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