Story: Rural services

Country Library Service van

Country Library Service van

Women choose books from a Country Library Service book van at Rāhotu, Taranaki, in 1972. The service, set up in 1937, sent book vans to country areas without local libraries.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Sutherland Collection
Reference: PA1-o-847-34-4
Photograph by James Hector Sutherland

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Getting news and information', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008