Kōrero: Street life

Quiet city

Quiet city

Most New Zealanders did not care about the lack of street life in cities because they did most of their living in the surrounding suburbs, where they could garden, maintain houses and cars, or tinker in backyard workshops. This 1972 cartoon gently mocks the phenomenon where, in a reversal of big cities overseas, the city dweller has to go to town to find peace.

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Penguin Random House
Reference: Austin Mitchell, The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1972.
Drawing by Les Gibbard

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Street life declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/20689/quiet-city (accessed 12 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010