Story: Street life

Flower barrow

Flower barrow

Shoppers inspect flowers sold by a hawker in 1940s Wellington. Opposition from shop owners, and the perception that hawkers’ barrows impeded the free flow of traffic, led councils to ban all but newsboys from trading on streets.

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Street life declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010