Croquet is one of the few traditionally mixed sports. In the 19th century croquet was seen as suitable for women because it was non-contact and slow and could be played in long dresses. Here, women, men, girls and boys are playing croquet on the lawn of a Canterbury house in the 1860s.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
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