Story: Bicycles

Cycling and camping holiday (2nd of 3)

Cycling and camping holiday

Captured by a Whanganui photographer around 1910, this group of young men combine camping and cycling. Cycling allowed people to get away from towns and cities and enjoy the countryside in the decades before car ownership became widespread.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-016756; G
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jamie Mackay, 'Bicycles - Bicycles for work and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Jamie Mackay, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2016