Story: Government and sport

Physical exercise drill, 1901

Physical exercise drill, 1901

Wellington High School girls work hard at their physical exercise drill in 1901. The following year physical drill became compulsory in state schools, although since the 1877 Education Act it had been increasingly common.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19011219-13-5

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David Green, 'Government and sport - Support for children’s sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013