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Christ's College gymnasium, 1878

Christ's College gymnasium, 1878

This 1878 view of Christ's College, Christchurch, shows the gymnasium, built in 1876, on the far right. It was the first school gymnasium in New Zealand, and the idea soon caught on.

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David Green, 'Gyms - Origins of the gym', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013