Monday, October 05, 2009

Scenes - Sarikei Wharf Road 1950-1953. Part 2

The previous post (part 1) was re-written and the years corrected after a reader who used to live in Wharf Road emailed his observations of the picture. Please read the updated Part 1 again. Below is another picture from the same period from a different angle.

Note that the 1950s police station at the end of Block 4 was not built yet. Instead you can find swaying coconut palms. At the far left, part of the original wharf building was shown.

Sarikei Wharf Road, 1950-1953

The black car was an Austin 10 made by the Austin Motor Company. In the 1950s, several Wongs owned a few of these and used them as taxis. For the technical folks, the 1125-cc four-cylinder side-valve engine produced 21 bhp (16 kW) and drove the rear wheels through a four-speed gearbox.

For the layman, it means that it could get you from point A (say Wharf Road) to point B (say St. Anthony's School) faster than a bicycle.

1 comment:

nelson said...

I wonder where they kept all the old cars or trucks?

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