Story: Beach culture

Days Bay water chute (1st of 3)

Days Bay water chute

At Days Bay on Wellington Harbour, about 1900, people could visit a zoo, explore a castle or slide down this water chute. The British seaside tradition featured music halls, piers with slot machines and merry-go-rounds. Elements of this commercial seaside appeared in New Zealand in the early 20th century.

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Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Beach recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006