Story: Weekends

Half-holiday tennis game, 1906 (2nd of 2)

Half-holiday tennis game, 1906

These tennis players are enjoying a half-holiday at Raurimu, in 1906. By the early 20th century many workers had a guaranteed weekly half-holiday. For those with a Saturday half-holiday, Saturday afternoon became the time for both competitive and recreational sports. Half-holidays allowed people to play without drawing criticism from the guardians of the sabbath.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19060503-12-6
Photograph by A. G. Tibbutt

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Weekends - Saturday – pay day, work day, half-holiday', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013