Story: Women and men

Harbour bridge smoko

Harbour bridge smoko

Lunch, along with morning and afternoon tea (often called ‘smoko’), was a relaxed affair for these riggers and painters working on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. In the 1960s, when this photograph was taken, card games and a cigarette were standard after eating.

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - Parallel worlds: mid-20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29238/harbour-bridge-smoko (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017