Kōrero: Street life

Queen Street, 1886

Queen Street, 1886

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Colonial street life, 1840–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/20663/queen-street-1886 (accessed 26 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010