Story: Whanganui region

Store closure at Hīhītahi, 1964

Store closure at Hīhītahi, 1964

The store at Hīhītahi, 16 kilometres north of Taihape, opened when the main trunk railway reached the settlement in 1904. It closed 60 years later, by which time sealed roads made it easy for locals to shop in Taihape.

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Whanganui Regional Museum, Wanganui Herald Negative Collection
Reference: WH 6739

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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/19044/store-closure-at-hihitahi-1964 (accessed 7 April 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015