In the early 20th century many people saw rural life as invigorating and city life as emasculating. An acceptable compromise between the two was suburban life. It combined the best of country and town: a single-unit dwelling on a spacious section, close to the social and cultural amenities of town. This is the sprawling suburb of Mt Eden, Auckland, in the 1910s or 1920s.
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