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A plaque commemorates the establishment of the Bendigo Tramway service in 1890. 

The Sandhurst and Electric Tramway Company was the first to blaze a trail when it introduced battery trams to Bendigo in June 1890. Unfortunately they had made a serious miscalculation, as the batteries quickly proved inadequate for the hilly terrain of Bendigo. After a couple of months battery trams ceased running and were later replaced by steam trams in February 1892.


Address:Pall Mall & View Street, Tram Stop, Bendigo, 3550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.759441
Long: 144.278627
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:14-June-1890
Actual Event End Date:14-June-1990


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th June, 1990
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The Bendigo Tramways Centenary

This plaque unveiled on June 9, 1990 by

Cr. P. R. Morley and Cr. L. M. Scott J.P

Mayor City Of Bendigo         Mayor Borough Of Eaglehawk

Commemorates the establishment of the Bendigo Tramways when the first battery tramcars commenced a service between Sandhurst and Eaglehawk

June 14, 1980

A project of the Bendigo Trust

D. H. R. McClure - President
K. W. Hesse - Chairman    D. R. O`Hoy Secretary

Bendigo Vintage Tramways Committee

Source: MA
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