In the 1970s shopping hours were limited and New Zealand cities were practically deserted on weekends. Instead people tended to spend time working and playing at their suburban houses. This 1972 cartoon satirises the European convention that cities are crowded and noisy while suburbs are quiet and peaceful.
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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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