Kōrero: Country towns

Farmers cooperative store, Rangiora

Farmers cooperative store, Rangiora

As country towns grew, shops became more specialised, and sold an increasing number of fashionable goods. This is the largest retail store in Rangiora, probably about 1915. It has on sale some glamorous hats and fabrics, which would have been imported from Britain. But the shop also sells grocery items, visible on the left. The specialisation of city businesses had not yet reached the country town.

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Rangiora Museum
Reference: P09/136

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Maturity and independence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19412/farmers-cooperative-store-rangiora (accessed 24 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008