Story: Public transport



Public motor bus services began in the first decade of the 20th century and gradually took over from trams. An early bus on a route linking Blockhouse Bay and Avondale with Pitt St in downtown Auckland is shown in this William A. Price photograph from the 1910s. The man at the left is the conductor, with his bag for fares – and he is possibly the driver as well.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
Reference: 1/2-000769; G
Photograph by William Archer Price

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Buses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016