Story: Food shops

Italian fish shop, Wellington

Italian fish shop, Wellington

Antonio Cuccurullo and Camillo Amitrano share a joke in their Wellington fish shop in 1991. Early Italian immigrants to Wellington set themselves up as fishermen, and it was a natural move for those from fishing families to open fish shops or to sell fish and chips.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/1921-F
Photograph by Mark Coote

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Butchers and fishmongers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)

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