First trolley bus in Wellington

First trolley bus in Wellington
7 Oct 1924

First trolley bus (trackless tram) in Wellington outside the Kaiwharawhara Post Office. Driver Syd Smith. The line ran from Thorndon to Kaiwharawhara. It closed 30 May 1932. Photographed by Sydney Charles Smith 7 October 1924.

Source of descriptive information - Notes on file print. Exact date from notes on file print of 1/2-037104.

Relationship complexity - Photograph taken at the same occasion is at 1/2-037104.

This trolley bus (or trackless tram) was built by Associated Equipment Co. Ltd. London, for Inglis Brothers (New Zealand agents). Inglis Brothers had received it by 10 September 1924.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Physical Description: Dry plate glass Negative

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Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972: Photographs of New Zealand
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Dry plate glass Negative
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