Story: Picnics and barbecues

Picnicking at Judges Bay, Auckland, 1965

Picnicking at Judges Bay, Auckland, 1965

Family groups picnic at Judges Bay, Parnell, Auckland, in January 1965. By the 1960s picnics were usually family affairs, as shown by the small scattered picnic parties in this photo. The private car, rather than public transport, had become the favoured method of transport to picnic sites.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
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Peter Clayworth, 'Picnics and barbecues - Sunday drives and picnic spots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013