Story: Men’s clubs

Playing billiards at the Wellington Club, 1972

Playing billiards at the Wellington Club, 1972

The billiards room was often the centre of club life, and a collection of stags' heads on the walls was a fairly common feature. Until the early 20th century the Wellington Club's billiards room was also used for club balls, until it was discovered that the regular dismantling and re-erecting of the tables was damaging them.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/26 Feb

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Jock Phillips, 'Men’s clubs - Gentlemen’s clubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

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