Story: Government and sport

Training physical welfare instructors, 1944

Training physical welfare instructors, 1944

Women perform leg swings as part of their training to become physical exercise instructors during their spare time. Those training them were officers of the physical welfare branch of the Department of Internal Affairs. The branch was established in 1938, and during the Second World War, when this photo was taken, it focused on ensuring the fitness of those involved in war work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000975-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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David Green, 'Government and sport - Support for adult sport, 1937–1972', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013