Story: Beach culture

Health camps

Health camps

Many New Zealanders considered their days at the beach to be a highpoint of childhood. So, the Children’s Health Camp movement located a number of their camps close to a beach, where children could enjoy the sun and the physical freedoms of sand and sea. There was a large Children’s Health Camp at Ōtaki Beach, where John Pascoe photographed these children playing in 1945.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001201; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - The Kiwi dream', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006