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Bombay to Bombay - Roadside Stories

Bombay to Bombay - Roadside Stories


State Highway 1, Bombay

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Bombay and its farmers' markets. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

Famed as a dividing line between Auckland and the rest of the country, the Bombay hills and nearby Pukekohe became home to Indian immigrants who worked in local market gardens from the early 20th century. In the 1920s the area's European farmers formed the White New Zealand League, which became a national anti-Asian movement. Discrimination against Indians continued until the 1950s.

Intolerance towards Asians,


Loading Ravji Hari's vegetable truck, Pukekohe,

Pukekohe and the rural south-west,

Papakura and the rural south-east,

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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