One hundred years ago in Christchurch

Just a column of advertisements courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand's Papers Past, taken from a 1918 NZ Truth (shown below, click read more). The ads contain familiar names of buildings and brands that lasted many years. Remember the United Services building? The Oxford Hotel? Wards beer? Ballins soft drinks? KAKA ALE and GOLD TOP ALE are brands well known to NZ breweriana collectors. I wonder what they tasted like?


NZ Truth Page 8 Column 6 NZ Truth Issue 685 3 August 1918