Kōrero: Gambling

Skittle balls

Skittle balls

These two wooden skittle balls were used around 1870 in the skittle alley in Russell, in the Bay of Islands. The game was a forerunner to tenpin bowling. Nine skittles were used and balls were 20 centimetres in diameter. Players and spectators would bet on a game's outcome.

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Russell Museum
Reference: HFC21

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Gambling - Cards and games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/39426/skittle-balls (accessed 23 April 2024)

He kōrero nā David Grant, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013