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Hockey 'suitable for girls'?, 1914

Hockey 'suitable for girls'?, 1914

The vigorous nature of hockey caused many early observers to question whether it should be played by girls on the same terms as boys. This 1914 article from Wellington newspaper the Evening Post suggests that girls' games should be postponed 'when the weather is unpropitious'.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Evening Post, 30 March 1914, p. 11

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Geoff Watson, 'Hockey - Participation in hockey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/38919/hockey-suitable-for-girls-1914 (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015