1955 International AR162

In the 1950s Kiwi drivers needed a truck that could keep up with the rough weather conditions of the great south. 

  • International Harvester began building their Australian line of trucks at Dandenong, Victoria in 1952
  • In the 1950s Australia was going through a post-war economic boom, so sturdy Australian-built trucks quickly left the sales yard to greener pastures
  • Southland needed brawnier trucks than European importers often supplied, so Australian Internationals became the truck of choice for many truck drivers and farmers