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The first storage-battery electric trams in Australasia: The inauguration of the new system at Gisborne, N.Z., last week. The Gisborne electric tram system, which was opened last week, is the first of its kind south of the line. The cars are fitted with storage batteries, thus entirely eliminating the unssightly overhead wires which are a feature of all previous systems.

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AWNS-19130424-1-2

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A W H
Auckland Weekly News A W H Auckland Weekly News
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Date
24 APRIL 1913

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Storage-Battery Electric Trams, Australasia, Gisborne, Gisborne Electric Tram System, BatteriesStorage-Battery Electric TramsAustralasiaGisborneGisborne Electric Tram SystemBatteries
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 24 APRIL 1913 p001

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Showing the first Storage-Battery Electric Trams in Australasia at the inauguration of the new system at Gisborne, N.Z. April, 1913. The Gisborne Electric Tram System, which was opened last week, is the first of its kind south of the line. The cars are fitted with storage batteries, thus entirely eliminating the unssightly overhead wires which are a feature of all previous systems.