Story: Nelson region

Nelson beaches: mixed bathing at Tāhunanui (2nd of 3)

Nelson beaches: mixed bathing at Tāhunanui

In the 1920s the notion of women and men bathing together – ‘mixed bathing’ – was beginning to be accepted. The steamship and sails on the horizon of Tasman Bay illustrate the importance of coastal shipping to Nelson’s economy. ‘The sands’ was another name for Tāhunanui beach at the time.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015