Story: Country towns

Little River Masonic Lodge, 1970s

Little River Masonic Lodge, 1970s

In the 20th century small towns were home to many clubs and voluntary associations. Many towns built lodges, such as this one at Little River near Banks Peninsula, photographed by Robin Morrison in 1979. By the 1970s this particular lodge also served other purposes – it was the Oddfellows’ Lodge on Thursdays, Presbyterian church on Sundays, and fish-and-chips shop on the other days!

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: RMS/FTR52/68
Photograph by Robin Morrison

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of the Estate of Robin Morrison

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19418/little-river-masonic-lodge-1970s (accessed 27 June 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008