Story: Second World War

New Zealand food for Britain, 1948

New Zealand food for Britain, 1948

Workers in Devonport, Auckland, load food for Finsbury in Britain in January 1948. Compared with England, which suffered considerable economic damage from bombing during the war, New Zealand's economy emerged from the war in a relatively strong position. Donated food was one way that people in New Zealand could assist their relations in the United Kingdom. In the background of the photo is Devonport's First World War memorial.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tourist and Publicity Department Collection
Reference: 1/2-034237-F
Photograph by Edward Percival Christensen

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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Legacy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34591/new-zealand-food-for-britain-1948 (accessed 16 October 2021)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016