Story: Rural mythologies

Backyard garden

Backyard garden

Photographer Albert P. Godber stands with his wife and daughter in the backyard of their home in Baker street, Caversham, Dunedin, in 1926. Although not all New Zealanders could live the rural dream by having a house and farm in the country, others could approximate it with a glasshouse and vegetable garden in the suburbs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-1583-1/2; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Country versus city, 1890–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20315/backyard-garden (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008