Story: Men’s clubs

Map of gentlemen's clubs

This map shows the locations and dates of establishment of all the clubs founded in the 19th century, except the very short-lived New Plymouth club. Click on each location to see an image of the club, or an extract from a newspaper article about it. Gentlemen's clubs were an urban phenomenon, springing up in the main centres and the larger provincial towns.

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Jock Phillips, 'Men’s clubs - Gentlemen’s clubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018