|Looking north along The Strand, c. 1883, showing the wooden seawall that was built to separate the roadway from the beach.|
Image © and courtesy of Tauranga City Libraries Ref. 04-250
|Looking south along The Strand, c.1909, showing the concrete seawall, and the stout wooden cages protecting the palm trees from stock.|
Image © and courtesy of Tauranga City Libraries Ref. 99-1308
|Cows on Cameron Road, Tauranga c.1920s. The wide grass verges of Cameron Road being ‘mown’ by the Borough’s licensed cows.|
Image © and courtesy of Tauranga City Libraries Ref. 11-109
Bulls. Where cows are, there may be bulls. The Bay of Plenty Times warned its readers of a bull wandering the streets in March 1876.
Horses. Horses roaming free were less tolerated than cattle. Faster and more skittish than cows, they regularly frightened pedestrians, and on at least one occasion a child was kicked in the head.
|Dogs at The Strand, Tauranga, Undated, Loose print by unidentified photographer|
Image © and courtesy of the Tauranga Heritage Collection
(to be continued)