Story: Bowls, pétanque and tenpin

Playing bowls in Rotorua, 1980s

Playing bowls in Rotorua, 1980s

In front of the handsome bathhouse building in Rotorua, bowlers dressed in their whites contemplate the position of their team's bowls.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 1021-811
Photograph by Eric W. Young

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How to cite this page:

Lindsay Knight, 'Bowls, pétanque and tenpin - Lawn bowls: game, history and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37972/playing-bowls-in-rotorua-1980s (accessed 29 March 2020)

Story by Lindsay Knight, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015