The Golden City and its Tramways

The author, Alan Bradley, began researching the history of Ballarat's trams in 1981 due to his love and work for the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

This is a fantastic gem of a book, written from, and meticulously researched, by an author who cares deeply for his subject and who has presented this wonderful book that should take it's place alongside the many other books on Australia's public transport.

The images between the pages are a delight, invoking memories and nostalgia for when Ballarat had a larger tramway system.
The fact that any part of the system survives today is a testament to the volunteers, like Alan Bradley, who secured and saved some of the tram cars and track at the time of the system's closure due to a vision of retaining a vital part of Ballarat's history.