Kōrero: Children’s play

Devonport School playground, around 1910

This is the playground at Devonport School, a public primary school, around 1910. The playground is segregated, with a wooden fence separating the boys' playground from the smaller girls' area (behind the flagpole on the right). The boys were probably given a larger area as they were expected to play more active games. The lack of play equipment in both areas is notable. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
Reference: 1/2-000892-G

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - Traditional Māori and settler children’s play', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/40834/devonport-school-playground-around-1910 (accessed 7 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013