Story: Men and women in the city

Mowing the lawn

Mowing the lawn

A well-manicured suburban lawn was a sign of respectability, and households that neglected the task soon felt the disapproval of their neighbours.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Jaffares Collection
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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Suburban men', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24596/mowing-the-lawn (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010