Street verandahs became a common feature of towns and cities from the 1860s. Although sometimes criticised for their higgledy-piggledy appearance – such as in this early 20th century view along Hāwera’s High Street – they provided welcome shelter from summer sun and winter rain.
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Photograph by Frederick George Radcliffe
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