Story: Cards, board games and puzzles

Gentlemen playing cards, 1899

Gentlemen playing cards, 1899

The Protestant Irish settlement of Katikati in the Bay of Plenty was formed in 1875 by George Vesey Stewart, originally from County Tyrone, Ireland. Three of Stewart's eight children – (from left) Harry, Hugh and William – are shown in 1899 playing cards at the family home, named Martray after their ancestral estate in Ireland. No money appears to be changing hands.

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Mark Derby, 'Cards, board games and puzzles - Games in colonial society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013