Story: Food shops

Fruiterer Peter Chong

Fruiterer Peter Chong

Karori fruiterer Peter Chong and his wife Mary (left) and assistant Connie Chun stand outside Peter's Karori fruit shop in June 1994. He was closing the shop after 36 years working there, and was relieved to have set the alarm clock for the last time for 3.30 a.m. that morning. Chong had to get up that early to go to the market to buy the day's produce.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/1927/12
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Greengrocers, fruiterers and delicatessens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

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