Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Beach at Island Bay, Wellington, 1927

Beach at Island Bay, Wellington, 1927

Another basis for the belief that the foreshore was public space was the increasing use of the beach as a site for recreation. This became more common in the early 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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How to cite this page:

Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Public access', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8533/beach-at-island-bay-wellington-1927 (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Mark Hickford, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015