Story: City history and people

Rush-hour commuters

Rush-hour commuters

Morning commuters spill out of a suburban train at Wellington railway station in 1978. By this time most city dwellers lived in the suburbs. People came into town with a purpose in mind: to shop at a department store, see a movie, or go to work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-NZ Transport-Commuters-01
Photograph by Jack Short

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:

David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Suburban growth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 June 2023)

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