New Plymouth Tramways

Production date
1916-1956
Description
Records for the New Plymouth Tramways company 1916-1956. Records include ledgers recording tram ticket sales, bus ticket sales, wages paid, staff income tax returns, drivers employed and newspaper clippings.
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Production date
1916-1956
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Item list

  Box 1

Tramway wages book, June 1926 – August 1929.

Ledger. Tram ticket sales, 1931 – November 1940.

Ledger. Petrol and oil book – bus, 1937-1947.

Uniform and overcoats for tram and bus employees, wallets and rule books also change, from 1939.

Ledger. Stock issued, c. 1940.

Ledger [Staff] Income tax returns, 1940-1948.

Ledger. Bus ticket sales, April 1940 – March 1948.

Ledger. Tram ticket sales, December 1940 – March 1948.

Traffic records of motormen and bus drivers in the services from April 1941 (in alphabetical order by surname).

Stock reserved from head office/stock issued, February 1942 – June 1948.

Ledger. Tram and bus specials [hirer, trip description, costs], 1947-1949.

  Box 2

Tramway wages book, August 1929 – August 1934.

Passenger and Revenue Daily Record, July 1931 – November 1939.

Passenger and Revenue Daily Record, December 1939 – May 1948.

Passenger and Revenue Daily Record, June 1948 – July 1956.

  Box 3

New Plymouth Borough Tramways Appearance Book, March 1916 – December 1921.

Passenger and Revenue Daily Record, May 1924 – June 1931.

Tramway wages book, August 1934 – March 1939.

  Box 4

Tramway Ticket Register, October 1933 – September 1937.

Tramway ticket register, March 1947 – March 1951.

Register. Tram sales, April 1948 – October 1953.

  Box 5

Bus ticket register, June 1948 – March 1951.

Tramway Ticket Register, April 1950 – February 1956.

  Box 6

Tramways ticket register, September 1937 – June 1941.

Tramways ticket register, August 1941 – March 1947.

Register. Bus sales, April 1948 – January 1952.

Register. Bus and trolley bus sales, February 1952 – January 1954.

  Box 7

Tramway wages book, March 1916 – June 1926.

  Folder (box 3)

Newspaper clippings. Several regarding the last tram car, c. 1950.

Proclamation. ‘New Plymouth Tramways and Omnibus Employees Award’, states ‘To be affixed in a conspicuous place accessible to workers’, published by the New Zealand Government Department of Labour. 1941.

New Zealand Tramways Journal, New Zealand Tramways and Public Passenger Transport Authorities Employees Industrial Union of Workers. Front cover, New Plymouth’s Farewell to its Trams. October 1954.

Souvenir ticket. Opening of the Trolley Bus Service Westown Section, 27 October 1950. Ticket entitled the holder to one free trip to and from Westown. Used.

Orders:

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and “The Tramways Amendment Act 1910,” and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth, and the promoter, under the provisions of the said Acts of the Tramways hereinafter mentioned. Order in Council No. 1, at the Government House, Wellington, 13 July 1914. Signed Liverpool (Governor) and JF Andrews (Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council No. 2, at the Government Buildings, Wellington, 13 June 1921. Signed Jellicoe (Governor General) and CA Jeffery (acting Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council No. 3, at the Government House, Wellington, 17 September 1923. Signed Jellicoe (Governor General) and CA Jeffery (acting Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council No. 4, at the Government buildings, Wellington, 8 November 1926. Signed Charles Fergusson (Governor General) and CA Jeffery (acting Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council No. 5, at the Government House, Wellington, 3 February 1930. Signed Charles Fergusson (Governor General) and FA Thomson (Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council No. 6, at the Government House, Wellington, 7 September 1932. Signed Bledisloe (Governor General) and FA Thomson (Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways, The New Plymouth Tramways Order No. 7. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council, at the Government House, Wellington, 4 November 1936. Signed Galway (Governor General) and CA Jeffery (Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways, The New Plymouth Tramways Order No. 8. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council, at the Government buildings, Wellington, 10 June 1938. Signed Galway (Governor General) and CA Jeffery (Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways, The New Plymouth Tramways Order No. 9. In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council, at the Government buildings, Wellington, 2 June 1939. Signed Galway (Governor General) and JT Waugh (acting Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways, The New Plymouth Tramways Order No. 10 (Revoking). In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council, at the Government buildings, Wellington, 7 August 1946. Signed BC Freyberg (Governor General) and WO Harvey (Clerk of the Executive Council).

Borough of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Electric Tramways, The New Plymouth Tramways Order No. 11 (Revoking). In the matter of “The Tramways Act 1908” and its amendments and in the matter of an application made by the Council of the Borough of New Plymouth under the provisions of the said Acts. Authorising Order in Council, at the Government buildings, Wellington, undated. Unsigned.

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New Plymouth Borough Council Tramways, April 1947 -1952.

Rolled painted vinyl tram curtain:

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ARC2011-209
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