Story: Holidays

Sandcastle competition

Sandcastle competition

Children work on their sand creations during a sandcastle competition at 'the Mount' (Mount Maunganui) in January 1949. Eighty children participated in the contest, organised by the 500 Club, and were given one hour to build their sandcastles. Competitions such as this are among the entertainments organised during peak holiday times at popular beach resorts.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-027453-F (A10631)
Photograph by W. Walker

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Holiday activities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013