Story: Beach culture

Baches, 1960 (3rd of 3)

Baches, 1960

These baches are at Jacks Bay, in the Catlins district, and being in southern New Zealand, they were probably described by their owners as ‘cribs’. As the attractions of the beach became stronger and society became more affluent, people began to build holiday homes. Initially, they were often humble dwellings, knocked up from re-used timber.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gladys Mary Goodall Collection (PAColl-7756)
Reference: PAColl-7756-1-12-1029
Photograph by Gladys M. Goodall

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - The Kiwi dream', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006