Story: Local and regional government

Council facilities: Christchurch tram system, 1905 (2nd of 4)

Council facilities: Christchurch tram system, 1905

An elevated trolley is used to maintain the overhead power-lines for Christchurch's council-owned electric tram system. This 1905 photo also shows the power poles running down the centre of Colombo Street, with tram tracks on either side.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Managing urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35387/council-facilities-christchurch-tram-system-1905 (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015