Story: King Country places

Ōhura: Ngarimu Street, 1950s (1st of 2)

Ōhura: Ngarimu Street, 1950s

From the 1930s to the 1970s coal mining underpinned Ōhura’s economy and the township prospered. This is the main street, Ngarimu Street, in the 1950s. Shops line the broad street, with houses scattered on either side.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-039439-F/A21,409
Photograph by William Wilson

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Ōhura', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015