Story: Shops

Home delivery, 1920

Home delivery, 1920

A three-wheeled vehicle (right) outside Sibun’s Petone store is loaded with produce to be dropped off to customers. In an era before most families could afford motor vehicles, home deliveries of groceries were very important – especially for the elderly and women with young children.

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - General stores, bookshops and tobacconists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

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