Story: Shows and field days

Hawke’s Bay show, 1945

The Hawke’s Bay show, held in the Hastings showgrounds each year on Labour weekend in late October, is seen as heralding the start of summer. In 1945, some 40,000 people turned out to picnic in the sun.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 219. National Film Unit, 1945

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Shows as entertainment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008