Story: Marlborough places

Early Picton motel (2nd of 2)

Early Picton motel

Picton – and New Zealand’s – first motel opened in the summer of 1951–52; this one was photographed in 1958. New Zealand motel units, with their own kitchens, bathrooms and car parking, had amenities which the hotels of the time lacked.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: PICT-000188

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Picton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31835/early-picton-motel (accessed 17 February 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015