Story: Whanganui region

New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Co. building, 1930s (2nd of 2)

New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Co. building, 1930s

Much of the New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Co. business was in farm finance. When farm incomes fell in the early 1930s, many of its customers were unable to service or repay loans.

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Whanganui Regional Museum, Bethwaite Collection
Reference: 2005.56.40

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Hard times, easier times, 1920s–1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19043/new-zealand-loan-mercantile-agency-co-building-1930s (accessed 7 July 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015