Story: Streets and lighting

Relief work, 1930s

Relief work, 1930s

During the 1930s economic depression all municipalities used unemployed workers to build new infrastructure such as streets. This shows relief workers building Mt Albert Road, Wellington, in 1932.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street construction and surfaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24488/relief-work-1930s (accessed 26 November 2020)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010