Kōrero: Beach culture

Building sandcastles

Building sandcastles

Until the early years of the 20th century, few adult New Zealanders went to the beach to swim. They promenaded in quite formal clothes. It was only the children who swam in the breakers or played in the sand. This scene is probably at Wellington, around 1905.

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Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Beach recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9112/building-sandcastles (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006