Kōrero: Cars and the motor industry

Sources of cars, 1914–1968

The source countries of imported cars have varied over time, whether they arrived ready to drive or unassembled. Canada and the US were the major sources until the 1930s. British cars then dominated until the 1960s. With imports from Commonwealth countries receiving preferential treatment, Australia emerged as another important source in the 1960s.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Source: T. T. N. Coleridge, Our motoring heritage. Wellington: T. T. N. Coleridge, 1973, p. 36

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Sources of cars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/22837/sources-of-cars-1914-1968 (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Eric Pawson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014