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Picnic at Bon Accord

Picnic at Bon Accord

Community picnics were sometimes held on the grounds of local station-owners. This one is in the garden of James Adam’s property, Bon Accord, near Milton. The visitors are probably taking part in organised games, which were common at picnics. The group on the far left are playing bowls.

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Jock Phillips, 'Rural recreation - Organised recreation, 1850–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008