Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The tram would have come from Karori. The date of Sunday, 15 October and what look like tulips in the foreground suggest that new blooms was the occasion for the larger than normal crowd. The building across the the road was later replaced with the Sharella Motor Inn during the 1960s.
For lots more, see the books Wellington: a Capital Century and Wellington Transport Memories. (Leslie Adkin pic)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
It looks as if the ship is loading bags (or carcasses?) from an open wagon, several of which are being shunted in the rail yard by an R class Single Fairlie steam loco. The caption must refer to port fees being taken by the central government. For more, see earlier posts and of course our books.
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
HMS Endurance was a Royal Navy ice patrol vessel that served from 1967 to 1991. She came to public notice when she was involved in the Falklands War of 1982. The final surrender of the war, in the South Sandwich Islands, took place aboard Endurance. The ship was withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1991.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
In the background is El Capitolio which is similar in design to the American Capitol in Washington D.C. and actually very slightly larger, built 1926-1929.
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Being aware of both the height of what you're driving is, as well as what you're driving it into is always desirable. For more on this Art Deco depot, see the book Wellington Transport Memories.