Tram Relocated; 17-44


Tram Relocated

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A & B) Tram relocated to top of Heather Street, Mangawai Heads by Milan Hrstich who bought the section for approx 150 pounds. 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'sk when he began to sell them off.

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

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