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Photograph: The tramway at Mokohinau; Murray Williscroft; 2015.152.34

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Photograph: The tramway at Mokohinau

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About this Object

View of hill leading up to lighthouse tower on Moko Hinau. The tramway runs in a straight line directly up to the top. Murray Williscroft was a lighthouse keeper, who, along with his wife Ventris worked on a number of stations around New Zealand in the 1950s-60s.

Medium and Materials

Black and White Print

Inscription and Marks

"Moko Hinau 1964. The tramway assends (sic) 800 feet and it was verboten to ride the tram. Even the concrete path was an effort at times. Weather reports every three hours.", Caption, Adhered


HxW (2D objects YxX): H 130 W 90mm (H 5 1/8 W 3 9/16in)

Subject Keywords

Lighthouses, Land Transport


Murray Williscroft

Credit Line

Gift of Rae MacGregor, reproduced courtesy of Ventris Williscroft.

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