Story: Country towns

Mudford & Sons garage, Stratford, around 1912

Mudford & Sons garage, Stratford, around 1912

The arrival of motor cars led to the replacement of blacksmiths and saddlers by garages and petrol stations. This garage at Stratford, Taranaki, has a Model T Ford on the left and a motorcycle in front.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-012859; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - A tight society, 1920–1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008