Story: Food shops

Wellington St dairy

Wellington St dairy

Corner dairies were the centre of life in the suburbs on weekends from the 1940s to the 1980s when most other stores were closed. The Wellington St dairy in Freeman's Bay, Auckland, is seen here in 1980. Dairies often had prominent advertising on signs or walls for one of the products they sold – in this case Bushells tea.

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Dairies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

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