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Ice cream treat, 1944

Ice cream treat, 1944

These two young girls are enjoying chocolate-covered ice creams on a suburban street in 1944. Ice cream had been eaten in New Zealand since the 19th century, but demand for ice cream by American servicemen stationed in New Zealand between 1942 and 1944, and the increasing presence of home freezers, meant much more was eaten from the 1940s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001269-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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David Burton, 'Food - Dairy products', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013