Shooting through: Sydney by tram
At its peak, after London's, Sydney's tramway network was the largest tramway system in the British Empire. In collaboration with the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus, this hands-on exhibition brought together tram memorabilia, photos and archival film spanning a one hundred year history, from the first horse-drawn tram in Pitt Street in 1861 to the last electric tram (to La Perouse) in 1961. Sydneysiders were invited to experience the sights and sounds of the much-loved trams that played a crucial role in shaping Sydney.
Shooting Through: Sydney by Tram
Commonly known as toastracks, juggernauts, dreadnoughts and rattletraps, trams were a central part of Sydney life for close to 100 years. It was a fast and well-patronised public transport service. Indeed, the speedy Oxford Street route through Paddington was so popular that a colloquial term was coined: ‘Shooting through like a Bondi tram’.