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Picnic season advertisements, December 1927 (4th of 4)

Picnic season advertisements, December 1927

These Evening Post advertisements from the start of the picnic season in December 1927 give an idea of the scale and level of organisation of community picnics. Lodges and friendly societies usually had large annual picnics, as did temperance societies, volunteer units, sports clubs and other social groups. The organisers often arranged special picnic trains or ferries for transport. At large community picnics it was generally expected that hot water would be provided for the picnickers' tea.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Evening Post, 31 December 1927, p. 2

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Peter Clayworth, 'Picnics and barbecues - Family and community picnics, 1800s to 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013