Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Riding Sammy the seal

Riding Sammy the seal

A boy gets a grip on Sammy the seal in Johnsonville Mall, Wellington, which opened in 1969. Malls in the 1960s and 1970s often featured animal statues children could climb on and concrete plant tubs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Municipal-Towns, Wellington and suburbs, Johnsonville and Ohariu-02

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - New Zealand’s main malls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010