Story: Men and women in the city

Blokes, footie, and fish and chips

Blokes, footie, and fish and chips

Rugby was played and watched almost exclusively by men and boys until the 1970s. In this archetypal scene a couple of men eat fish and chips before the British versus Māori game at Wellington’s Athletic Park in August 1950.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/181/01/G

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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Men’s and inclusive spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010