Story: Domestic recreation and hobbies

Backyard fun, 2006

Backyard fun, 2006

The decline in backyard vegetable gardening after the Second World War paved the way for new uses of this space. The backyard became a major site of outdoor family recreation. Trampolines were a common sight in larger backyards, like this one belonging to the Aschebrook family of Auckland.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Domestic recreation and hobbies - Gardening and making things', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013