Royal Mail Coach

Siddle Smith and Woodman, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Siddle Smith and Woodman, Manufacturer
Production Date
Royal Mail and passenger coach. Roll up blinds, roof rack, brown and cream colouring. Built by Siddle Smith and Woodman, Whangarei in 1908. Served in Kaitaia-Mangonui district until 1923, driven by well-known Northland character, 'Joker' Harris. Restored by Motat upon aquisition in 1965. See photo in 'Transport Pavilion Guide', MOTAT publication. Also referred to as the "Waiwera Coach" in MOTAT documentation, this is actually more like a modified wagonette which might have been altered to serve as a coach during its working life, or modified while at MOTAT in the course of its last restoration. It is a 4-wheeled vehicle. Its current colour scheme is brown and cream paint with green canvas. Roof of carriage has been separated from main body
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Credit Line
Siddle Smith and Woodman. 1908. Royal Mail Coach, 1965.279. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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