Kōrero: Netball

A game of basketball, 1910

A game of basketball, 1910

This 1910 photograph shows why the game was originally called basketball – the goal is a large basket mounted on a pole. The schoolgirls playing are not encumbered by long skirts, but are still wearing heavy clothing for such a vigorous sport.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
Reference: 1/2-000260-G
Photograph by William Archer Price

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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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Suzanne McFadden, 'Netball - Origins of netball', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39210/a-game-of-basketball-1910 (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Suzanne McFadden, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Aug 2015