Citizen resistance

How heartening to read how a bunch of dedicated citizens took matters into their own hands - and won. Should be more of it. AETM = Australian Electric Tram Museum in South Australia.
wow that is a great story...well done them!
posted November 10th, 2018  
@huvesaker 👍👍👍
posted November 10th, 2018  
That's a great Story with a good out come.
People power!!
It's a shame that some want to delete our history,it shouldn't happen at all.
It seems like a lot of our Australian History is being destroyed by minority groups......
Love your photo's.
posted November 10th, 2018  
So good to see!
posted November 10th, 2018  
Good for you Bendigo residents!
posted November 10th, 2018  
Fascinating — they have to have felt strongly and then proud to prevail.
posted November 10th, 2018  
What a great story well done to all of them.
posted November 10th, 2018  
Great will power of the country group :)
posted November 10th, 2018  
It's a very interesting story- and I like how "smart" they were in stopping the trolley from being relocated. Am I understanding it correctly that there already was a museum in place locally and the one the trolley was given to was further away? I thought at least it was going to a museum- but if there was a place "at home" all the more reason for it to stay!
posted November 10th, 2018  
@skippysue Thanks Susan, I'm a strong believer in people-power.
posted November 11th, 2018  
@robz Abso-bloody-lutely!!
posted November 11th, 2018  
@fbailey Wish I'd be there to take part in such a wonderful citizen action.
posted November 11th, 2018  
@taffy You're right Taffy. If I were still working I can see a really neat journal article just sitting there waiting to be researched and written.
posted November 11th, 2018  
@onewing More power to the people, more often!!!
posted November 11th, 2018  
@gilbertwood Fabulous story isn't it? Geelong's trams are long gone, more's the pity.
posted November 11th, 2018  
@olivetreeann I don't know about a museum as such Ann, but definitely a depot with full workshop. That's still there, of course, but now mostly (if not wholly) staffed by volunteers and run on a peanuts budget and lots of TLC. The tram under dispute was a very rare one I gather and the 'national' museum in South Australia (another state) badly wanted it for their collection. Officialdom had given the nod, the local people had other ideas!! The tram depot/workshop services all sorts of other similar things and is a wonderful place for older men to continue to use their skills and socialise with each other.
posted November 11th, 2018  
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