Kōrero: Rural recreation

Caledonian Society Games programme

Caledonian games became popular in small towns and rural areas from the 1880s. These games were at Inglewood in Taranaki in 1908. They combined traditional athletic competitions like running and cycling, rural pursuits like wood chopping, and Scottish activities such as tossing the caber and Highland dancing. The sports were followed by a concert and dancing in the parish hall.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-HIGHLAND-GAMES-1900/1980s

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural recreation - Organised recreation, 1850–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/17679/caledonian-society-games-programme (accessed 9 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008