28th February 2021

A story from WW1 …

Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld), 21st March 1941 page 2.

Hawthorn Tramways Trust

The Hawthorn Tramways Trust was formed in 1914 to construct and manage electric tramways within the cities of Melbourne, Richmond, Hawthorn and Camberwell. They also purchased a horse tramway. At that time most tramways around Melbourne were the cable type. In 1920 their responsibilities transferred to the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways, when all the  separate tramways were amalgamated.

They operated the Hawthorn Tram Depot and set up Wattle Park in Burwood in 1916, which was officially opened in April 1917.

Punch (Melbourne), 14th March 1918 page 24. The Hawthorn Electric Tramways Trust Official Group.