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John Nairn established his market garden business at the end of College Street, as it was then, in 1893. In all seven glass houses and other buildings were built over the years. The family business largely grew tomatoes, cucumbers and grapes. The business was demolished in 1958, to make way for residential growth in the Awapuni area. The Nairn home can be seen in the background. The people seen are probably Mrs Nairn and one of the children, and Mr Nairn working in the field.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_Bur348_3245
Title
Nairn market garden, College Street
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bur 348
Date
1898

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College Street, Palmerston North

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agriculture,
buildings,
manawatu vineries,
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