Object 989.096.001

Vehicle

Vehicle

A 1955 or 1957 Land Rover vehicle, owned by land surveyor and mining engineer John Anderson-Thomson. Among his many accomplishments, Anderson-Thomson was responsible for surveying an all-weather road linking Hay River with Yellowknife. This Land Rover was the first private vehicle to drive up this road when it was still under construction in the spring of 1959. The stretch of road was a mere right-of-way clearing through the winter bush. John Anderson-Thomson and his wife Janet completed the trip from Fort Providence to Yellowknife in five days under strenuous conditions and with considerable damage to the vehicle.

Object Details
Accession No.989.096.001
MakerThe Rover Company Limited
Culture
Region
LocationYellowknife, Great Slave Lake
Date1955-1957