Story: Children’s play

Girls playing hopscotch, around 1970 (2nd of 3)

Girls playing hopscotch, around 1970

Girls play hopscotch in a suburban street in the 1970s. Hopscotch is a game that can be played by an individual or a group. The simplicity of the game means it can be played anywhere there is a suitable surface. While boys and girls both play hopscotch, in New Zealand it has often been regarded as more of a girls' game.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: ABPT 6782 W4426 1g

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Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - The playground and the path to school', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013