Story: Children’s play

A cycling adventure, around 1960

A cycling adventure, around 1960

These three boys are cycling out in the countryside, around 1960. The towel indicates they are off to the beach or river for a swim. The wide ownership of bicycles meant that even many urban children could head out into the countryside. In the mid-20th century many parents actively encouraged older children to have adventures in the outdoors without adult supervision.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - Where children play', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40855/a-cycling-adventure-around-1960 (accessed 21 July 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013