Including three double-deck horse trams in the foreground. All but one tram line was built in standard gauge with the exception of that from Port Adelaide to Albert Park, built in 5’3″ inch (1.6 metre) broad gauge to accommodate the railways’ steam engines.
Some of this line also needed raising on embankments to avoid swampy ground and flooding.
There were 74 miles (119 km) of tramlines with 1062 horses and 162 cars by 1901.
Electrification occurred from 1909.
June 16, 1969: The gadgets were on display at an annual consumer electronics expo at two Manhattan hotels.
Crowds who jammed corridors and rooms of a total of nine floors in the two hotels were treated to a mass exhibition of the latest in radio, television, tape recorders and other electronic devices.
There was an automobile alarm that blurted out a pre-recorded cry like this:
‘Help! I am a black Buick Riviera, New York license No. XXX. I am being stolen! Help! Call the police!’ The New York Times reported.
Also shown was a Panasonic FM stereo radio headset that made a listener look like a ‘man from Mars’ with two antennas pointing out.
Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times
Link to Article: https://goo.gl/y2fwgt
In the first photo at the top we have Rundle Street complete with horse drawn tram at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Rundle Street was named after John Rundle one of the original directors of the South Australia Company, set up in the 1830s in the UK to oversee the new colony of South Australia
In the second photo we have Rundle Mall (opened on 1 September, 1976) as it is nowadays, the home of the main shopping area in the inner city Adelaide.
By the way Haighs Chocolates situated on the Beehive Corner and on the left are South Australian, expensive and wonderful.
Below is an iconic photo of the Beehive Corner (corner of King William Street and Rundle Street) in its hey day complete with traffic.