Kōrero: Indoor sports

YMCA gymnastics demonstration, about 1925

YMCA gymnastics demonstration, about 1925

These members of the YMCA demonstrate a variety of gymnastic poses in an unidentified gymnasium. In the 1920s gymnastics was not an organised competitive activity in New Zealand. These enthusiasts are likely to have practised gymnastics to improve their general strength, fitness and agility. The same continued to be true of most gymnastics practitioners even after competitive gymnastics was introduced.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Samuel Heath Head Collection (PA-Group-00261)
Reference: 1/1-007374-G
Photograph by Samuel Heath Head

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:

Mark Derby, 'Indoor sports - Gymnastics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41044/ymca-gymnastics-demonstration-about-1925 (accessed 21 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2016