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Otahuhu Public Transport Collection

Collection | Ref # OHS CN 008 | Held by Otahuhu Historical Society

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Otahuhu Public Transport Collection


Queenin, Ronald

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Reference number:

OHS CN 008


This transport collection formerly belonged to Ronald Queenin and consists of photographs, model buses, timetables and objects relating to bus companies operating in the Auckland area. Ronald Queenin worked as the manager of the Auckland Stagecoach Bus Company(?) depot in Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill until his retirement.

Model buses of Auckland Stagecoach, The Passenger Transport Company Limited, The Yellow Bus Company, Suburban Buses Limited, Howick and Eastern and the North Shore Transport Company Limited are found here.

Photographs include very early examples of buses operating on Grafton Bridge, buses from the N.Z.R. Road Services company, trolley buses in operation and at depot with drivers, trams in operation, Auckland Regional Authority yellow buses.

Objects include small book “The Auckland Transport Board: Rules and Regulations for Traffic Employees; Borough of Otahuhu Driver’s Licence 1966 belonging to Ronald Queenin, New Zealand Motor Licence, 1980 and 1996 belonging to Ronald Queenin; Temporary New Zealand Drivers Licence, Ronal Queenin, 2007. Original timetables for The Passenger Transport Co., Omnibus Proprietors, Papatoetoe serving Papatoetoe, Otara, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Penrose, Ellerslie, Tamaki, Mt. Wellington, North Shore Transport Co. Ltd timetable June 1966. Stagecoach bus ticket, 2006. Ticket to social evening held by the Passenger Transport Co. Social Club, 1966. Union membership cards for the Northern Transport and Motor and Horse Drivers and their Assistants’ Industrial Union of Workers, 1962-63, 1963-64 and 1964-65. Annual passes, The Passenger Transport Co. Ltd. Annual Pass, 1965 and 1970. Pensioner’s Privilege Card, Howick and Eastern Buses Ltd.
Nine colour photographs of model bus collection, four colour print outs. Nine colour photographs of Ron (Queenie?) at work as manager of the city bus depot and outside work. Newspaper clipping of David (Ernie) Ernie Seath, former Paptoeote resident and Otahuhu Borough Council traffic officer. Conductor ticket clippers, stack of unused bus tickets for the Passenger Transport Co. Ltd. Auckland Regional Authority black ballpoint and red ballpoint pen, Otahuhu Village 150th Anniversary 1848-1998 commmemorative ball point pen, The Yellow Bus Company, Wiri Depot ballpoint pen. Auckland trotting club members guest pendants, two Te Papapa School school badges, Railways Road Services bus badge, The Yellow Bus Company tie clip, Employee badge “Ron Queenin”, P ticket.

Dates covered:

1930 - 2007



Physical characteristics:

27 photographs and mixed photoboards of buses, trolley buses and trams, various sizes. 16 model buses from overseas, the Auckland area and local Otahuhu passenger transport Company, various sizes One passenger timetable, cardboared 400mm x 230mm 4 New Zealand Driver’s Licences 18 loose colour photographs Ticket clippers Tickets 4 pens 2 pendants 4 badges 1 tie clip and other small items

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No restrictions

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Otahuhu · Manukau · Howick · Auckland Region · North Shore · Ellerslie · Mt Roskill


Hobbies and past-times · trolleybuses · trams

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