Story: Men’s clubs

Mates having fun

Mates having fun

A group of men, workers from the Prouse and Saunders flax mill, enjoy themselves on their day off at Whanganui Inlet in Golden Bay, about 1900. Even when not working together, New Zealand men have often spent time relaxing, yarning (telling stories) and playing games with their mates.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Men’s clubs - Fraternalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

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