Story: Children and sport

Cricket in the Domain, 1901

Cricket in the Domain, 1901

Boys play an informal game of cricket in Auckland's Domain in 1901. Informal sport was often as much, or more, a part of children's lives as formal (organised) sporting events. Boys and girls would often initiate an after-school game of basketball, football or cricket in a local street or park. In summer months this could extend into the evening.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 1-W152
Photograph by Henry Winkelmann

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Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Growth of children’s sport, 1920 to 1969', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013