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The City And The Suburb (part one) Television (Full Length) – 1983 Documentary

The City And The Suburb (part one)

Television (Full Length) – 1983 Documentary

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Our search for security ended up in the suburb. And a suburban ideal – a happy, healthy, carefree life lived in the garden – became the New Zealand ideal. To a threatened generation in 1935, the security of the conforming suburb, seemed like paradise.
– Hamish Keith
I’ve never seen such a lot of deaths before, all at one time.
– A nurse remembers the influenza epidemic
To Victorian and Edwardian New Zealanders the sun wasn’t really important.
– Hamish Keith
Just down here, a few metres under New Zealand’s busiest intersection, are the remains of the Ligar Canal, perhaps the least appealing of New Zealand’s ancient monuments.
– Hamish Keith, on the Waihorotiu stream beneath Queen Street