Story: Domestic recreation and hobbies

Sunday drive and picnic, 1952

Sunday drive and picnic, 1952

Growth in car ownership from the 1920s allowed people to travel greater distances for recreation. The Sunday drive was a popular family activity until the 1970s, and it was often combined with a picnic. This family, comprising three generations, is enjoying a summer picnic alongside their spacious Chrysler car, somewhere in Otago in 1952. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Domestic recreation and hobbies - Recreation with family and friends', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013