Story: Rural recreation

Brancepeth library

Brancepeth library

Brancepeth Station was a large sheep run in the Wairarapa. In 1884 the owners, the Beetham family, established a library for workers on the station. Many of the books were popular fiction, which the stationhands would have enjoyed on their days off.

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J. C. Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library
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Jock Phillips, 'Rural recreation - Making their own fun', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008