Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Mall opening

Mall opening

The opening of St Luke's shopping mall in Auckland in September 1971 was a glittering occasion. Among the dignitaries who attended were (from left) financier Sir Ron Trotter, Prime Minister Sir Keith Holyoake and Mt Albert mayor Frank Ryan. More than 100,000 people visited the centre's shops, which covered 1.2 hectares, on the opening day.

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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