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Boys mowing the lawn, 1970 (3rd of 3)

Boys mowing the lawn, 1970

Because keeping the section tidy was traditionally a man's job, boys often had the task of mowing the lawns. Using a handmower on a large lawn, as these two young Auckland boys are doing in 1970, would have been an exhausting job – no wonder two are needed to do it properly.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Childhood - Family, school and work responsibilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Dec 2018