Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Ōhuka camp, Mercury Bay

Ōhuka camp, Mercury Bay

After 1935 enough families had cars to prompt the development of motor camps – camping grounds usually reached by road, in which a family’s car could be parked alongside their tent. This is the Ōhuka camp in Mercury Bay, probably in the late 1930s.

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Mercury Bay Museum
Reference: Ph# 1517
Photograph by P. Nash

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Population and society since 1910', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30495/ohuka-camp-mercury-bay (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016