Story: Bowls, pétanque and tenpin

Tenpin bowling at Panmure, March 1968

Tenpin bowling at Panmure, March 1968

Patrons enjoy tenpin bowling at one of New Zealand's earliest alleys, in Panmure in 1968. A major difference from modern alleys is the device at the head of the lanes which allowed players to score manually. All scoring in New Zealand has been computerised since the early 2000s.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/A85,452
Photograph by Gregory Riethmaier

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Lindsay Knight, 'Bowls, pétanque and tenpin - Tenpin bowling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 October 2021)

Story by Lindsay Knight, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015