Yields information through letters to the Editor about the impact of tram fare rises on Ballarat Residents, noting wages at the time.

Physical description

Photocopy, of part of the front page of The Courier, 16/6/1951, titled "Tram Rises Not Happy Thought". Gives the impact of the fare rises, doubling the weekly travel cost.

Has a map showing the tramway routes and section destination to apply from 1/7/1951. The main problem was the cancellation of the concessional weekly ticket, revision of sections. Quotes Mr. T. A. Farr, Manager SEC Ballarat, notes differences in fares, penny surcharge on Sundays and holidays.

On the front page are notes on the death and funeral arrangements of Ben Chifley.