Story: Farm families

Playing cards

Playing cards

Families in the country were often a long way from organised recreation, so they had to make their own fun. Here a family group on the West Coast play cards around their tent around 1894.

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - The colonial family – new conditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19820/playing-cards (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008