Story: Gardens

Rural vegetable garden

Rural vegetable garden

Up until the 1960s most rural households had large vegetable gardens and kept 10–20 laying hens for their domestic needs. This chicken run and extensive vegetable garden are probably in the Stratford area, Taranaki, in 1911.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-005870; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Backyard gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18875/rural-vegetable-garden (accessed 24 November 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008