Up The Pole

We saw this mystery object in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park. What do think it is? No, not a telephone pole or radio communications device. Yes, it is a power pole – but a rather specialised one.

It is actually a 1905 tram pole, which was used to provide electric power for the trams. The trams are history now, and this is the last tram pole in Vic Park. You can see it on the corner of Albany Highway and Mackie Street.

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