Kōrero: Rural recreation

Farm tug-of-war team

Farm tug-of-war team

This team won the tug-of-war competition at the Tōmoana sports, on St Patrick’s Day, 1906. In the early 20th century, sports days were often held on commemorative days or public holidays. Tōmoana is on the outskirts of Hastings, and the bearded figure in the back row, fifth from left, is William Nelson, farmer and manager of the local freezing works. Six years later he sold land at Tōmoana to the Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Association, for their annual show.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-024403; C

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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/photograph/17677/farm-tug-of-war-team (accessed 7 December 2021)

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