Story: Culture and recreation in the city

Schoolboys' chess championship

Schoolboys' chess championship

These six boys are concentrating hard on their moves during a chess championship in Wellington in 1950. Because of the larger population, specialised interests such as chess flourish more easily in cities than in rural communities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/191/29

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Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Cities and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010