Milan Hrstich; 17-43


Milan Hrstich

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Milan Hrstich (b. 4/1/1901 d. 1996) m. to Danica. Milan's birth date may have been changed as he was born in Dalmatia. The Austrian Hungarian Army had intakes of boys starting at 14 years or older. His mother encouraged him to leave Dalmatia so he would not be drafted into the army. By 18 years of age Milan was digging gum around Mangawai.

Milan relocated 5 trams to Mangawai in 1956 following the decomission of the trams in Auckland, siting them on good sections with sea views. Milan let family and friends use the trams until about the 19670's when he began to sell them off.

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