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Negative - Tram Tracks Around Victoria Square Square, Adelaide, South Australia, circa 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 000332

Description Of Content:
Victoria Square, Adelaide. There are tram tracks around the square and along King William Street.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Jean Miller, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bicycles, electric trams, motor cars, public gardens, public land, telegraph infrastructure, telegraph poles, sculpture
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: RAIL TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Electric Tramways
Tertiary Classification: trams
Organisations Depicted: Victoria Square
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, circa 1935
Creator: Murray Views Studio, circa 1935


Clive Huggan Posted on 22 Dec 2011 8:52 PM
The secondary classification should be "electric tramways", not "cable tramways": Adelaide never had cable tramways.
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Dec 2011 11:19 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Clive, thank you for the feedback, our staff have corrected the photo classification which wil appear when the next refresh of the site is done.
K Henderson Posted on 10 Sep 2013 3:14 PM
Due to the lack of trees and the quadrant layout in this view of the SW and part of the SE of Victoria Square the date may be 1946, or soon thereafter. Prior to 1946 there were large trees, including several Moreton Bay figs, in Victoria Square. On 18 June 1946 p6 The Advertiser reported the "Last Bay Fig Tree Removed" (Victoria Square's last 4 Moreton Bay fig trees had been removed on the previous day, including a tree referred to as the "Tree of Knowledge"). After 75 of the original 95 trees had been removed the Adelaide City Council met in April 1946 to decide the fate of the remaining Moreton Bay figs and "Flame" tree. This popular Flame tree (Kurrajong) in the NW quadrant of the square opposite the former Marine and Harbours building was kept. This tree was relocated eastward when the State Government extended the tramline around the western side of Victoria Square, and in mid 2013 the Adelaide City Council removed it and replanted it in the South Park Lands, Osmond Garden, at the corner of South Terrace and Glen Osmond Road.

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