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Bach made from a converted tram, [ca 1985]

Reference Number: PA12-1350-11

Bach made from a converted tram at either Tapu or Waikawau on the west coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Photographed by Paul Thompson in 1985.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Waikawau, Tapu, Trams - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Dwellings - New Zealand - Waikato Region.

Part of:
Baches at Tapu, Te Mata, and Waikawau, Coromandel peninsula, Reference Number PA12-1350 (1 digitised items)
Thompson, Paul David, 1951- : Photographs of New Zealand baches, Reference Number PAColl-0038 (91 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour original transparency/iesDye coupler transparency, 35mm, in plastic mount. Single transparency

Historical Notes: In 1951 Mr E J (Ted) Russek had a contract with the Auckland Tram Company to aquire their trams as they came out of service. Ted transported them to the Coromandel on the back of his logging truck. He parked a score at Tapu (where he lived) and bachers bought the the trams outright (at 20 pounds each) with seats for an extra ten shillings. (info from Paul Thompson).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

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