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Newtown trams

Newtown trams

Trams pass the corner of Riddiford and Rintoul streets in Newtown, around 1909. Trams aided Wellington’s suburban expansion, allowing workers to live further away from city workplaces. The ornate triangular building still stands.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Southern suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016