Story: City history and people

Railway poster

Railway poster

The growth of affordable and reliable public transport in the early 20th century encouraged the development of suburbs. Public transport companies were strong promoters of suburban living because it increased patronage and profits. This New Zealand Railways hoarding appeared in the main cities in 1932.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAVK W3493 E7901

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - The shape of cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010