Story: The New Zealanders

Women on the beach, 1910

Women on the beach, 1910

Over the years from about 1910 to 1930 days at the beach became a central and defining experience for New Zealanders. These two women sport loose-fitting ‘Canadian’ bathing costumes, which allowed more freedom of movement than previous beach clothing.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - ‘Where Britain goes, we go’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1968/women-on-the-beach-1910 (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015