Kōrero: Streets and lighting

Streetscape, early 20th century

Streetscape, early 20th century

Street verandahs became a common feature of towns and cities from the 1860s. Although sometimes criticised for their higgledy-piggledy appearance – such as in this early 20th century view along Hāwera’s High Street – they provided welcome shelter from summer sun and winter rain.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 35-R559
Photograph by Frederick George Radcliffe

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street verandahs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24491/streetscape-early-20th-century (accessed 21 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Adrian Humphris, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010