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Royal Terrace, Dunedin, 1900 (1st of 2)

Royal Terrace, Dunedin, 1900

By the end of the 19th century there were clear social differences in the residential areas of the main centres. In Dunedin the wealthier bourgeoisie inhabited large villas along the hill on Royal Terrace, seen here from the junction of Elder and Pitt streets. Having a view had already become a mark of distinction.

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Jock Phillips, 'Class - Colonial society – the working class', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018