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Panmure Stories: Les Allen - Market Gardening


Kia ora listeners you have tuned into Auckland Libraries Heritage Podcast - Panmure Stories!

In this track Les Allen recalls the market gardens that covered Panmure when he was a child, and tells a story about a day that Chinese grower Jimmy Hong took his produce to the city by truck.

Reference Les Allen interview, 1982

Original interviews were recorded by Richard Baker, commissioned by Mt Wellington Public Library in 1982. The project captured recollections of life, work and play from the early 1900s across the changing landscapes of the decades that followed. They offer us a unique and personal insight into Panmure of the past.

Image: Houses in Court Crescent under construction, and Chinese market gardens in the background. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 1031-P245. https://bit.ly/2OJlhS7

Curated by Renee Orr and Zoe Colling from Auckland Libraries Heritage Engagement team, with Sound production by Sue Berman (April 2021)



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