Story: Beach culture

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Photographed in 1959, a snorkeller at Opo Bay, Mayor Island, takes a break. The development of aquatic gear such as snorkels, flippers and wet suits led many Pākehā to gather food along the coast.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A61,620

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - The beach and food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9106/snorkelling (accessed 27 June 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006