Story: Government and industrial development

Penrose, 1950

Penrose, 1950

In the  years after the Second World War, the government actively supported industry in a variety of ways, including the development of industrial areas and infrastructure. Both are visible in this 1950 photograph of Penrose, Auckland, which shows the area’s mix of agricultural, residential and industrial use, along with construction work on the city’s southern motorway.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
Reference: WA-24660

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Megan Cook, 'Government and industrial development - Protection and development, 1930s–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010