Kōrero: Sport and society

Wairarapa races, 1852

Wairarapa races, 1852

This watercolour by John Pearse shows horse races on the Ruamāhanga plains, south Wairarapa, in 1852. The spectators include both Europeans and Māori. The painting suggests how quickly organised sports events such as horse races or cricket games spread to settled areas of the country. This event took place within a few years of Europeans establishing homes in the area.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-455-f-070-1
Watercolour by John Pearse

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Sport comes to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/39373/wairarapa-races-1852 (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Greg Ryan, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013