Story: Wellington region

No. 1 trolley bus

No. 1 trolley bus

When Wellington city’s trolley bus service ended in 2017, it was the last in New Zealand. The service began in 1924 between Thorndon and Kaiwharawhara – this is the first bus, outside the Kaiwharawhara post office. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/2-045571; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015