Story: Roller skating and skateboarding

Trying out new Christmas presents, 1972

Trying out new Christmas presents, 1972

Many people, particularly children, roller skate for recreation, rather than as a formal sport. In 1972 these children – Teresa (eight) and Andrea Fitzgerald (seven), and Lee Anne Harris of Pine Hill, Dunedin – all got roller skates for Christmas. Here they are trying out their new wheels on the footpath.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 24 December 2011, p. 27

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Roller skating and skateboarding - Roller skating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013