Story: Men and women in the city

Cable-car commuting

Cable-car commuting

Suburban expansion was aided by the introduction of cheap public transport. Developers of the new Wellington suburb of Kelburne (now Kelburn) introduced a cable-car service providing residents with a quick and easy way to commute to city workplaces. Here Premier Richard Seddon and others celebrate the launch of the service in 1902.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, K. A. Wilson Collection
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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Suburban men', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24594/cable-car-commuting (accessed 27 May 2019)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010