AUCKLAND’S LAST TRAM
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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.
Reference number F27504
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Photography: Eric F Burns