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Mount Cook Denning's.History wanted.

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Mount Cook Denning's.History wanted.

Postby Denv12 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:05 pm

Here's an interesting part of Denning.Its the Mount Cook Denning's. I remember reading about them in Truck & Bus magazine years ago.
There were an order of coaches built by the Denning factory in Brisbane.The coaches were delivered.They were built to suit New Zealand roads. At some point there must have been a licencing agreement and what became Mount Cook Denning.Coaches were built in NZ to suit their specification. The Australian built Denning's in the order were the same look as the Australian versions.The NZ versions werent. If you have any editions of Truck & Bus showing adverts for Denning at the time and any editions covering them please contribute here.If you can contribute to this post please do.

Thanks.

Here is a link to one page of Denning history showing the Mount Cook Dennings:
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=73857&start=25

Update:
Just found this:
http://www.omnibus.org.nz/buslocation/mcd/index.html

http://otagoheritagebus.co.nz/the-herit ... nning-501/
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Re: Mount Cook Denning's.History wanted.

Postby Strait to the Bottom » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:44 am

I served my time as an apprentice coach-builder at Mount Cook Denning Ltd. Many years ago now, but the factory is still there at 85 Shands Road, Christchurch - it's now a used clothing outlet. However, the flagpole is still standing at the corner of the building; I had to put the Mount Cook flag up and down most days...it generally stayed up 'cause the high winds always wrapped it around the bloody pole.

Here's the factory as it now looks: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-43.5498 ... 312!8i6656

The factory closed-down in the late eighties, I think, and the boys were mostly made redundant, I've heard.
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Re: Mount Cook Denning's.History wanted.

Postby Denv12 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:33 am

Thank you for updating my post.Its great to have some response to this post.Its another part of Denning's unique history.Thanks for sharing.
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