Victoria Street

Object type
Photograph
Production date
Circa 1939
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Viewed south showing: Hooker & Kingston; Alexandra Buildings; Hannahs Building; Hawkers Building; ?; Howden building; Bettley's building; ?; Barton & Ross; Bank of New Zealand (Hood St intersects), Hamilton Building. A new experimental pedestrian crossing in the foreground is watched over by a traffic officer. Pedestrian crossings were being trialled by Hamilton Borough Council. At the time, Victoria Street was the through route of State Highway 1. Photo is dated (approximately) from Auckland Star photograph 2 February 1938, showing 'Belisha Beacons'. Later the black croos on white disc gave way to the now common amber (orange) flasing light or coloured disc.Crossings were in place on morning of 3 December 1937. belisha beacons were added in 1938.
Accession number
HCL_01274

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