Story: Whanganui region

Victoria Avenue, Whanganui, 1920s

Victoria Avenue, Whanganui, 1920s

By the 1920s, Whanganui had become a modern city. Victoria Avenue, its heart, was busy with cars and trams, and lined with shops and a landmark post office building and clock tower.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Forging a region, 1870s–1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015