Story: Picnics and barbecues

AA map of Gisborne motor runs and picnic spots, 1925

This AA (Automobile Association) map from 1925 shows 'motor runs and picnic spots' in the Gisborne area. With widespread car ownership and the continued expansion of New Zealand's road system, many new scenic areas became accessible to picnickers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 832.19gmbd/[ca.1925]/Acc.9847

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Peter Clayworth, 'Picnics and barbecues - Sunday drives and picnic spots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013