This 1886 engraving captures the atmosphere of Auckland’s Queen Street. The slow pace of traffic meant pedestrians were able to safely cross the street at any point. It was common for friends or acquaintances to stop and chat in the middle of the street.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Hand-coloured engraving after a drawing by William Fitler
Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.