Petone Beach (Pito-One) 1931
Children play on the beach and splash in the surf. Flappers bathe in the sun while ladies and gentlemen stroll the sidewalk.
The 1930s and 1940s, disastrous though they were, represented the apogee of "old Petone". Development of large-scale industry reached its fullest extent and the old-established concerns were still essentially healthy despite the severe economic conditions.
PETONE - A HISTORY Susan Butterworth page - 194
Sydney Charles Smith
Colourising by Brendan Graham