Historical information

Photo shows one of the horse trams and staff that operated the line that ran from Hawthorn Bridge via Burwood Road, Power Street, and Riversdale Road to Auburn Road, opening in 1890. There are 8 uniformed men and three officers in the photograph. In the background are many undeveloped housing blocks, and the Hawthorn Town Hall tower. The tramway operated until 1916 when it was replaced by an electric tram. See item 6159 for a wider view showing a man at the rear of the tram used in the 1989 Australia Post Stamp Fair.


Yields information about the crews that worked the Hawthorn Bridge to Auburn Road horse tram service.

Physical description

Black and white print mounted with in pink coloured card with bevelled edges.

Inscriptions & markings

Has a caption which is incorrect.