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New Brighton, Christchurch, 1909

New Brighton, Christchurch, 1909

New Zealanders’ love of the beach has precedents in the seaside holidays popular with the Victorian English. New Brighton in Christchurch had its pier, just like England’s Brighton in Sussex.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Popular culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015