Story: Shops

Monkey cyclists

Monkey cyclists

Robert Murie and Ernest Godward, both members of the Invercargill Cycling Club, pose for a photograph dressed in monkey costumes, around 1910. Murie started making his own Phoenix brand bikes in 1893, and in time opened seven cycle stores throughout Otago and Southland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Greig Collection
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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Chain stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016