Story: Weekends

Weekend tramping, 1951 (1st of 3)

This film clip shows members of the Tararua Tramping Club carrying materials into the bush for constructing a hut. Most New Zealanders had a two-day weekend from 1945. This gave more people the chance to get out into the country's wild places.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: New Zealand Mirror 12. National Film Unit, 1951

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Peter Clayworth, 'Weekends - The great Kiwi weekend', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013