Story: Food shops

Butcher Murray Easton

Butcher Murray Easton

Butcher Murray Easton holds up a pig's head in his central Wellington Supa Butchery in Cuba St in December 1991. He closed the store at the end of that month and consolidated with a Cuba Mall butchery which he part-owned. High rents and the rising popularity of supermarkets had closed many butchers' shops. In the early 1970s there were around 40–50 butchers' shops in Wellington's central city. Twenty years on there were just three.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/4313/13a
Photograph by Jon Hargest

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Butchers and fishmongers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016