Kōrero: Shops

Home delivery, 1920

Home delivery, 1920

A three-wheeled vehicle (right) outside Sibun’s Petone store is loaded with produce to be dropped off to customers. In an era before most families could afford motor vehicles, home deliveries of groceries were very important – especially for the elderly and women with young children.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Shops - General stores, bookshops and tobacconists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21227/home-delivery-1920 (accessed 4 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016