Story: Shops

Main street, Upper Hutt, 1950s

Main street, Upper Hutt, 1950s

The main shopping street of Upper Hutt in the 1950s was typical of many small New Zealand towns or suburbs. Small shops lined both sides of the street. Visible here are McKenzies (a chain variety store), Tomlin Watchmaker, Gibbs Chemist, a real estate agent and a hardware shop advertising Taubmans paints.

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Small-town and suburban shopping', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

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