Story: Horses

Horse-drawn public transport

Horse-drawn public transport

The role of horses in city transport is shown in this scene in Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, in 1904. Passengers have just transferred from horse-drawn trams (background) to horse-buses (foreground).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Tramway Workers Union Collection
Reference: PAColl-D-0925-3

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008