Story: Country towns

Ohakune working bee

Residents of Ohakune, in the central North Island, take part in a working bee to build a new swimming pool, in 1956. Community spirit, and the need to band together to build or improve local facilities, remained important in country towns after the Second World War.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Their town. National Film Unit, 1956.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - A tight society, 1920–1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 March 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008