Story: Whanganui region

Maria Place, 1930s (1st of 2)

Maria Place, 1930s

Farm incomes fell sharply in the depression of the early 1930s. Business in Whanganui city suffered as a result – but this street is unusually empty, even for depression times.

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Whanganui Regional Museum, Bethwaite Collection
Reference: 2005.56.41

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Hard times, easier times, 1920s–1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015