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Tram baches at Waikawau

Tram baches at Waikawau

These trams, which formerly plied Auckland streets, have found a further use as baches (holiday houses) at Waikawau on the Thames coast. More than 30 were acquired by Ted Russek in the early 1950s from the Auckland Transport Board. He placed 23 of them at Waikawau, 10 at Tapu and some at other locations on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Courtesy of Heritage Consultancy Services and Thames–Coromandel District Council

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel places - Thames', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

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