Story: Markets

Produce auction

Jack Forsyth of Turners and Growers talks about the busy scene in the wholesale produce markets when an auction was in full swing. In this picture the auctioneer is the man bending over his price sheets at the back. The man on the right is making a bid. The other potential bidders are inspecting the produce in the middle of the picture.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Markets - Wholesale markets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 11 Mar 2010