1924 Western Australian Government Tramways System


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Rare detailed colour lithographic map of Perth and the surrounding suburbs showing the extent of the tramway, trolley buses and ferry service system to 1924. The area covered: North to Osborne Park, North-East to Inglewood and West to Claremont and Cottesloe and South to the terminus in South Perth. The map shows radial lines from the centre of Perth, in increments of half a mile to show fare costs.

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The map details large tracts of land in the Western Suburbs endowed to the University and also endowments to the City of Perth. A rifle range situated at what is now, Victoria Barracks. Note that Scarborough Beach Road is named North Beach Road and Angove Street is named Farmer Street. What is now Winthrop Avenue in Nedlands is called Ferdinand Road. Note the tiny University Campus. Dalkeith has not been developed and Waratah Avenue, which now intersects at Birdwood Parade, terminates at Dalkeith Road. Not its previous names; Percy Street at the west end; and Westana Road to the east. Also shown are the Nedlands and City Baths at Crawley and many more major sites including the East Perth Power Station.

 The map was commissioned by Col H Pope CB Commissioner of Railways and published by the WA Government Tramways under the General Management of W H Taylor M I E E and published under the Authority of Fred Wm Simpson, Government Printer.

In 1897 an agreement was reached to lay 17.25 miles of tramway tracks within the Metropolitan area. Two years later the Perth Electric Tramways began tram operations. Later in 1933 the first trolley buses were introduced to supplement the service provided by the trams. This was the first permanent trolleybus network to open in Australia. These were conventional buses that were connected to the electric overhead power and considerate the modern-day alternative to trams. Whilst the tram service was discontinued in 1958. The last trolley bus service on the Floreat Park route was discontinued in 1969.

Dimensions 73 × 97 cm
Map Maker

Dimensions with Mount

92 x 116cm


By Authority, Fred Wm Simpson, Government Printer


Perth 1924


Folds as expected. Excellent Condition.

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