Story: Country towns

Bell Brewery, Whanganui, 1870s

Bell Brewery, Whanganui, 1870s

Some country towns grew large enough to produce goods for a wider market than just the local community. Food and drink manufacturers were often the first such development. This brewery is in Whanganui – which had a population of only about 2,500 in the 1870s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Maturity and independence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008