Story: Children’s play

Skateboarding, 1969

Skateboarding, 1969

Boys skateboard near a Horowhenua beach in October 1969. Skateboards made their first appearance in the 1960s, becoming widespread in the 1970s. Skateboarding later became an adult pastime with highly organised competitions, but it also remained a popular, spontaneous children's activity.

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Kete Horowhenua, Horowhenua Historical Society
Reference: 1979.137.0552

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - The changing world of children’s play, 1880s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40842/skateboarding-1969 (accessed 27 May 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013