Horse Dray


This dray measures 2m by 2m, with a pair of 2m long shafts. It has been extensively rebuilt using recycled timber. Kauri pine was used for the body and spotted gum for the shafts and felloes. There is a wind-on brake on the near side of the dray which would be operated by a driver walking next to the dray rather than riding in it.


Blue body with orange red undercarriage.


This dray is typical of the general purpose farm vehicles used in south-east Queensland and was purchased by Mr Kev Teys for work on his Kingsthorpe dairy and mixed farm in 1950. He donated it to the Cobb & Co. Museum and helped carry out the extensive restoration work needed to repair the vehicle.



Find out more about other carts and drays in the National Carriage Collection.