New Brighton Catholic School Early Canterbury

Transport R2

We have been learning about transport in Early Canterbury.

We have discovered that the transport in Early Canterbury was very different from now. In Early Canterbury it was very difficult for the early settlers to walk the Bridle Path with all their luggage they had to carry on their backs.

Q. What was used for Transport?
A. Coaches, pulled by teams of horses and boats were used to carry cargo.

Q. What replaced horses?
A. They were replaced by electric trams.

Q. How did people travel in town?
A. They used hansom cabs like we use taxis today

Here you can see a photo of one of our pupils on a horse which might have been used to transport people around all those years ago. Nice photo Hayley!