Story: Street life

Feeding horses

Feeding horses

Horses were the ‘engines’ of 19th-century transport, essential for the delivery of goods across town. Here, horses feed and rest in Auckland’s Victoria Street in the early 1900s. Horse excrement was one of the defining smells of street life.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Photograph by Frederick George Radcliffe

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How to cite this page:

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