Freshly arrived from the 'mother country' and emblazoned with both the name of the manufacturer and the customer, a Leyland truck is seen on Wellington wharves after being unloaded and prior to being driven 100 miles (160 km) north over rather basic and steep roads. Not dated but probably circa WW1. According to the lettering this was the Palmerston North Borough Council's second truck!
Is the gentleman a local representative of the manufacturer, or someone from the Palmerston North council keen to demonstate to the locals what their new machine will do?
For more scenes like this, see the book Wellington: a Capital Century.