Story: Country towns

Kaponga band, around 1900 (1st of 3)

Kaponga band, around 1900

In the last years of the 19th century the introduction of a weekly half-day holiday and the growth in size of country towns encouraged the development of leisure activities – some of them cultural, such as drama societies or brass bands.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Social life, 1870–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008