Story: Holidays

A caravan holiday

A caravan holiday

This family have parked their caravan near a spectacular stand of tree ferns at Red Beach, Ōrewa, north of Auckland, in 1950. Caravans, often with an awning to provide extra living space,  became popular after the Second World War when car ownership boomed. Caravans were a modest but comfortable and economical form of accommodation, and could be towed to or permanently parked at scenic holiday places.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
Reference: WA-23874-F

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Holiday accommodation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013