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The last trams travel through central Auckland on 29th December, 1956.

Busy Auckland streets; trams; a traffic officer directs traffic from the middle of the road; prominent Auckand buildings.

Tram destinations include: Town Hall, Karangahape Road, Herne Bay

The tickets for THE last ride are handed out. Forward-facing signage on top of the tram at the front reads, “The End of The Road”. A large sign along the top: “The Original ROCK ‘N’ ROLL”. On the tram windows: “1902-1957” and below: “I Am The Last Tram”.

The tram draws to a halt in Queen Elizabeth II Square. Speakers address the large crowd facing the stationary tram. A man is seen filming with a small movie camera.

The tram is steered into the depot. The tram drivers shake hands with officials.

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Year 1956

Reference number F27504

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:20:18

Credits Photography: Eric F Burns