Story: Street life

Hawkers sidelined

Hawkers sidelined

In the early 1900s opposition to fruit hawkers increased, and in 1908 Wellington City Council reacted by restricting them to back streets. This cartoon exploits widespread anti-Chinese sentiment by suggesting fruit-shop owners (many of whom were Chinese) would use the measure to lift prices.

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Reference: New Zealand Free Lance, 8 February 1908, p. 12

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Street life declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/20681/hawkers-sidelined (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010