One of Rocky’s trams, but who is the boy and when was this picture taken?
One of Rocky’s trams, but who is the boy and when was this picture taken? File

Who's the young boy in this photo?

WHO is the little boy standing with the conductor on this Rockhampton tram?

That's one of the questions raised by this image from the Bulletin's archives.

Information about the photograph is slim, but what we do know is that the city's tram network was in operation for only 30 years - from 1909 to 1939 - and it is most likely that the picture was taken during the earlier days of the service.

The first passengers rode the rails on June 5, 1909, on a journey from William St to the Botanic Gardens after trams had been imported from Bordeaux, France.

A surviving example of the Purrey Steam Tram is kept at the Archer Park Rail Museum in Rockhampton and it is possible to ride it on occasion.

If you know the identity of the boy, or any of the other people in the photograph, call The Morning Bulletin on 4930 4253.



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