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Tractor: Ferguson; Massey Ferguson; 18/06/1956; A168.76

Tractor: Ferguson, Massey Ferguson, 18/06/1956, A168.76
Name/Title
Tractor: Ferguson
About this object
One of three Ferguson tractors used by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Ross Sea Party that formed part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. On 4 January 1958, this party, including this tractor, was the first to reach the Pole overland using motor vehicles.
Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
18/06/1956
Place Made
United Kingdom
Medium and Materials
Metal, rubber, canvas, Perspex
Measurements
65cm,325x201x240cm (LWH)
Subject and Association Description
This Ferguson tractor was driven by Sir Edmund Hillary from Scott Base on Ross Island up onto the Polar Plateau and on to the South Pole during the 1956-1958 Trans Antarctic Expedition.
Credit Line
Tractor: Ferguson, Canterbury Museum, A168.76, New Zealand
Object Type
Vehicle
Object number
A168.76

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