Story: Household services

Horse-drawn milk deliveries (1st of 3)

Horse-drawn milk deliveries

A horse drags a milk float up the top of Wellington’s Abel Smith St in 1951. There were some horses still on the milk run in Wellington in the 1960s, but most milkmen had trucks by the 1950s and 1960s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: PAColl-5469-025

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Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Home deliveries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2021)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010