Traffic Signal Photos & Information: Vintage
Australia Wide

General Information:

During the 1980s, several brands of signals were used around Australia. Each state has its own style of configuration as well. For example, in Queensland, target boards (without a white border) were only used on overhead signals. In the ACT target boards were used, but without a white border. NSW have been using target boards in various forms from the 1960s, however, they were included on all signals from the 1970s onwards and always included a white border for better visibility.

Controllers:

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AWA Signal Controller:
Smaller AWA signal control box. May 2006.

Image provided by Darren Hodges, and supplied by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER), Traffic Management Branch, Tasmania.

  AWA Vac 5 Signal Controller:
Larger AWA signal control box, May 2006.

Image provided by Darren Hodges, and supplied by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER), Traffic Management Branch, Tasmania.

Pedestrian Signals:

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Pedestrian Call Button with 'Wait' Lamp:
Typical 1970s and early 1980s pedestrian call button. The small screen near the bottom of the button is supposed to be red, but vandals have removed the coloured sheeting. When a pedestrian presses the button, the word 'WAIT' lights up on the screen. The button should also have a rubber jacket over it. October 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Pedestrian Call Button with 'Wait' Lamp:
Typical 1970s and early 1980s pedestrian call button. When a pedestrian presses the button, the word 'WAIT' lights up on the screen. Located on the corner Charlestown Rd, Lookout Rd and Cardiff Rd, New Lambton, near Newcastle.

Image © Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)

Pedestrian Call Button with 'Wait' Lamp:
Typical early 1980s pedestrian call button. The small screen near the bottom of the button is supposed to be red, but vandals have removed the coloured sheeting. When a pedestrian presses the button, the word 'WAIT' lights up on the screen. This is one of the last versions of its type, with larger button and more rounded casing. October 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Pedestrian Call Button with 'Call Recorded' Lamp:
Typical 1960s pedestrian call button. When a pedestrian presses the button, the words 'CALL RECORDED' lights up on the screen near the top of the button. January 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

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