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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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Suburban men', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010