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Mighty moves : heavy haulage and house moving in New Zealand

Author: Bee Dawson; New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association.
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Wairau Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"A social history of New Zealand through the eyes of the heavy haulage industry - fascinating stories about moving really big things around the country, with memorable people and some amazing feats of strength and expertise"--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bee Dawson; New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association.
ISBN: 9781927158050 1927158052
OCLC Number: 801398002
Notes: "Although the Board of the New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association decided in 1999 that it was timely to record the history of oversize movements in New Zealand, little happened until Christchurch heavy haulage pioneer Norm Durham passed away in February 2008"--Introd.
"www.hha.org.nz"--Back cover.
Description: 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 29 cm.
Contents: Bullocks & horses --
Transition to steam --
1920s & 1930s: the truck comes of age --
Life on the road --
War & its legacy: making do with army surplus trucks & trailers --
Modifications & innovations --
Postwar house moving --
Unfortunate events --
New horizons: 1950s until "Think Big" --
Weather --
Dodgy roads --
Tyres & brakes --
Pubs & clus --
"Think Big" era: the late 1970s & beyond --
Family matters --
House moving & hydraulics --
Shifting churches --
Last 20 years of heavy haulage --
Unusual loads --
Earthquakes --
Traffic cop stories --
Pilot scheme --
Moving boats --
New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association.
Responsibility: Bee Dawson.
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"A social history of New Zealand through the eyes of the heavy haulage industry - fascinating stories about moving really big things around the country, with memorable people and some amazing feats of strength and expertise"--Publisher's description.

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