Story: Suburbs

Noisy suburb, quiet city

Noisy suburb, quiet city

In the 1970s shopping hours were limited and New Zealand cities were practically deserted on weekends. Instead people tended to spend time working and playing at their suburban houses. This 1972 cartoon satirises the European convention that cities are crowded and noisy while suburbs are quiet and peaceful.

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Penguin Random House
Reference: Austin Mitchell, The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1972.
Drawing by Les Gibbard

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Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - The role of transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/25059/noisy-suburb-quiet-city (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010