A view overlooking the residences in Lawrence Street (foreground) following down to view Upper Lucknow Street. Most appear to have a substantial backyard garden, during 1900–1940's families in New Zealand relied upon their home garden to supply most, if not all, of their vegetables and fruit. Surplus produce was bartered or sold. Potatoes, silverbeet, cabbages, carrots, onions and rhubarb were standard fare, and could be grown throughout the country for most of the year. Peas and strawberries were planted in time for a Christmas harvest.
This particular card has a serrated edge on the left hand side (not viewed in this image) which means it would have come from a souvenir booklet of views of this region.