Story: Street life

The Exchange, 1885

The Exchange, 1885

Some city streets were social gathering places. In Dunedin The Exchange – the intersection of High and Princes streets – was one such place. Here, children and adults (and even animals) are congregating to talk, or simply pass the time of day. The Cargill monument (centre) provided a convenient place to sit.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Andrew Garran (ed), Picturesque atlas of Australasia, vol. III. Sydney: 1886, p. 649

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Colonial street life, 1840–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010