Story: Nightclubs

Mapping the 1970s club scene

The burst of club life in the 1970s is shown in these maps of Wellington's nightclubs in 1970 and 1975. The increase in numbers may have been greater than the maps suggest. Those shown are the clubs listed in street directories of the time – short-lived clubs may not have made it into the directories, relying on word of mouth and street-level advertising to attract people.

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Redmer Yska, 'Nightclubs - Nightclub boom, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 5 Sep 2013