Story: Economic history

Soup kitchen, Wellington, around 1932

Soup kitchen, Wellington, around 1932

For people who lost their jobs and had few savings the early years of the 1930s were tough. Here a group of men queue with their enamel mugs for some hot soup.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Inter-war years and the great depression', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010