Story: United States and New Zealand

Olympia motor show, Wellington, 1924

Olympia motor show, Wellington, 1924

This display of cars at a motor show in Wellington demonstrates the popularity of American vehicles. Ford, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Hudson vehicles were all imported from the United States. During the 1920s there was a significant increase in the volume and variety of consumer items from the US sold in New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Early relations, 1790–1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012