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“Wellington’s Fleet is the last to be withdrawn in NZ”. “Route Thorndon - Newtown”.
The Newtown tram in Thorndon. Conductor waves to the camera. Views of the tram’s route, past the Midland Hotel on Lambton Quay. Traffic conductor on Dawson’s Corner. On Wallace Street.
“On final ride on Saturday 2nd May, 1964.” Sign on side of tram: “We Bow to Progress”. Inspector handling out buses.
NZ’s Last Tram ready to depart. Travelling along Lambton Quay. Trams covered in plastic wrap at the Newtown terminus. “No Entry” sign.
Bus entering the Pirie Street Tunnel from Hataitai. Bus exiting. Man reading paper, headline: “Only Two Miles of Tram Track Left”. Detour sign where track is being up lifted. Digger pulling up track. Men with jack hammers and welding equipment.
Man reading paper, headline: “New Home For Last Tram”. Article tells of its final resting place at the Presbyterian Children’s Home at Island Bay. Child jumping aboard the tram. Children waving from tram doorway.
Man reading paper, headline: “Trams are Big Attraction Now at Queen Elizabeth Park”. The Tramway Museum at Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kapiti Coast. Trams sitting on tracks. Boy cleaning trams. Old Hataitai tram in operation at the park. People boarding trams. Trams in operation. Empty terminus.

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Year 1964

Reference number F100432

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:09:45

Credits Photography: Joy Nairn

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