Story: Tea, coffee and soft drinks

Children drinking from a water fountain, 1951

Children drinking from a water fountain, 1951

In New Zealand water has been freely available from public drinking fountains since the late 19th century. These thirsty children are enjoying a refreshing drink from a mosaic-patterned drinking fountain at the Trentham Racecourse in Upper Hutt in 1951.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/256/02

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tea, coffee and soft drinks - Water, soft drinks and milk drinks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013