Story: Rural recreation

Boys playing

Boys playing

Like these boys having a mock ‘cockfight’ at Te Aroha around 1906, country children often made their own fun, exploring, hunting or playing games.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, R. McIndoe Collection
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Jock Phillips, 'Rural recreation - Making their own fun', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008