Story: Shops

Confectioner’s, 1909

Confectioner’s, 1909

At W. S. Dustin’s confectionery shop in Whanganui, jam rolls and other cakes are displayed on the counter. Confectionery shops were often patronised by children, who would drool over the lolly-filled jars and buy sweets with pocket money.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, F. J. Denton Collection
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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Drapers and haberdashers, pharmacies and confectioners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016