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Mud-bound parliamentarians, 1917


In January 1917 a cavalcade of cars took a delegation of parliamentarians on the Winterless North Tour to highlight Northland's poor roading. When rain began to fall, the clay hills immediately turned to mud and slush. There were days of bogged vehicles and fording rivers, and there were many punctures.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C92052 1/2
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