Story: International economic relations

General Motors plant, Petone, Wellington, 1940s (2nd of 2)

General Motors plant, Petone, Wellington, 1940s

General Motors opened this plant near Wellington in 1926 to assemble cars for the New Zealand market, to complement its import of cars from its Canadian plant. This picture was taken in the 1940s, by which time government regulations favoured local assembly, and relatively few cars were imported.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/1-015617; F
Photograph by Gordon Burt

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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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - The US and New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24809/general-motors-plant-petone-wellington-1940s (accessed 18 October 2017)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010