Jeni White shares the story behind this Melbourne tram bag, used from the 1980s onwards. Trams are a Melbourne icon, but were once a feature of many cities and towns across Australia. Melbourne's tram conductors were replaced by automated ticketing machines in the 1990s, but in their time they were known as 'people's best friend'.

Jeni is a Learning Services Officer at the National Museum of Australia.

Images by Sonya Gee, ABC Open producer for Riverina NSW.
Video Credits – Vanessa Milton, Open Producer, ABC Open South East NSW

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