Kōrero: City public spaces

Cathedral Square, 1875 (1 o 3)

Cathedral Square, 1875

Christchurch was among a small number of New Zealand towns that was built around a public square, in this case Cathedral Square. It was modelled on European towns, where a central square was a hub of civic life. This sketch shows the south side of Cathedral Square in 1875. Apart from the lone figure, the space is surprisingly devoid of life.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-002336; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Public squares', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/22901/cathedral-square-1875 (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Geoffrey Rice, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010