Kōrero: Childhood

Children with a skipping rope, around 1940 (2 o 4)

Children with a skipping rope, around 1940

Skipping ropes were a key element of children's (mainly girls') playtime routine. The ropes were simple objects that could easily be made from salvaged materials, or bought at a local shop. This group of children outside their house in the Porirua district around 1940 are on their way to play, skipping rope in hand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-2010-1/4-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Childhood - Play and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26270/children-with-a-skipping-rope-around-1940 (accessed 3 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Dec 2018