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Cars in New Plymouth, 1920s

Cars in New Plymouth, 1920s

Cars line both sides of Devon Street West in New Plymouth in the 1920s. Cars were very popular with farming families, who could now easily make day trips into major towns. Cars contributed to the demise of many smaller towns that had previously served farmers.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Cars and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014