Story: Men and women in the city

Lovers’ walk

Lovers’ walk

Cities provided ample opportunities for men and women to socialise and woo partners. Some areas of cities attracted courting couples. The bush of Wellington’s Newtown Park was one such area, and is lampooned in this postcard titled ‘the lovers’ walk’, produced around 1910.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-POSTCARD-vol-14-040

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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Man’s country, woman’s city?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/24588/lovers-walk (accessed 21 June 2019)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010