Story: Whanganui region

Victoria Avenue, 1910s (1st of 2)

Victoria Avenue, 1910s

Whanganui was a thriving town in the 1910s – its 1911 population of over 12,500 was double that of 15 years earlier. These electric trams and horse-drawn vehicles make for a busy scene on the main street.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, L. Calvert Collection
Reference: PAColl-5749-2
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015