Story: Suburbs

Horse-drawn tram, 1904 (1st of 4)

Horse-drawn tram, 1904

These trams, including one with its three-horsepower engine in place, are waiting at the city council depot in Adelaide Rd, Wellington, around 1904. Public transport enabled suburbs to develop on the outskirts of cities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Tramway Workers Union Collection
Reference: PAColl-D-925-2

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - The role of transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010