Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Farmers’ catalogue

Click through the Farmers’ Trading Company’s 1932 catalogue. A wide variety of goods – including furniture, rolls of lino, small haberdashery items, prams, tricycles and pedal cars – could be ordered from Farmers, and would be delivered ‘freight free to your nearest port or railway station’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-RETAIL-FTC-1932

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - The rise of department stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/22196/farmers-catalogue (accessed 26 April 2017)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010