Story: Class

Hauhungaroa Workingmen's Club

Hauhungaroa Workingmen's Club

These men are standing in the doorway of their local workingmen's club in Hauhungaroa, just west of Lake Taupō, in the 1950s. Such clubs provided a place where predominantly manual workers, such as bushmen, farm labourers or fencers, could drink, yarn and enjoy a game of pool or darts.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK W3495, Box 6

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Class - A middle-class society? – class consciousness, 1890 to 1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018