Story: Children’s play

Holiday games, Auckland, 1924

Auckland children play games in a holiday programme organised by the Playgrounds Association, in 1924. The games shown were also often played by children as spontaneous activities without adult supervision. Among the games shown are singing games 'Oranges and lemons' (photo 8) and 'Ring a rosy' (or 'Ring a ring o' roses') (photo 7).

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19240131-45-1

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - Physical games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013