Story: Tourist industry

Camping, 1950s

Camping, 1950s

By the 1950s, even low-income families could afford a holiday at one of the many camping grounds. Men would often fish and then sit in the sun drinking beer, while women read and looked after children.

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Slow growth until 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010