Story: Street life

Late-night shopping

Late-night shopping

There was at least one night when city streets came alive: late shopping night, when shops stayed open to nine o’clock. In most cities this was Friday night. Families and friends would flock to town to shop, or window-shop, attracted by the ‘big city’ lights and bustling atmosphere. This is Napier’s Emerson Street on a late shopping night in 1970.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401 A92,311
Photograph by R. Coad

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Street life declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20686/late-night-shopping (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010