This is the busy drapery section of the co-operative store in Rūnanga, on the West Coast, in the 1940s. Until 1945 Saturday was one of the busiest shopping days throughout New Zealand, with shop assistants often working long hours. From the mid-1930s unions campaigned for a five-day week for shop assistants.
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