Kōrero: Country towns

Rongotea general store, 1890s

In a small country township like Rongotea in the Manawatū, the general store was an important social as well as economic institution. As the advertisements on the roof suggest, it stocked imported goods, clothing and fabrics, as well as general daily supplies. It was also a bakery, probably a post office, and a meeting place for people from the surrounding farms.

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Palmerston North City Library
Reference: 2007P_Rng97_RTL_0885

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Towns and the farm economy, 1870–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/19399/rongotea-general-store-1890s (accessed 27 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008