Tasmania’s Bygone Years of Road Transport 1900-1929 – LJ Morley

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“It wasn’t until about 1910 that the motor car became accepted by the Tasmanian public and before this time it was considered to be a millionaire’s play thing. Before this time the horse was the prime mover and in the cities it was the trams and trains that moved the people.

In 1910 the average motorist travelled about 20 miles from his home but by the 1920s he travelled as far as he could go for the motor car had improved. The only thing that plagued him was the conditions of the roads but as time went on these also improved and this was the real beginning of early motoring in Tasmania.”

ISBN : 978-1-921767-08-1

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