This is a Sunday crowd at the water chute in Days Bay, on Wellington Harbour, in the 1910s. Despite sabbatarian opposition, many people used their Sundays for recreation. In response, transport companies organised Sunday excursion ferries and trains. In the 1890s entrepreneur John Williams set up a recreation resort at Days Bay, a popular site for Sunday excursionists from Wellington.
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