Story: Sport and society

Women playing croquet, Taranaki, 1909 (1st of 3)

Women playing croquet, Taranaki, 1909

Women enjoy a game of croquet on a club opening day. Croquet was one game that accepted women's participation relatively early. This is because it was not highly active and did not require women to abandon their long, respectable clothing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-008040-G
Photograph by James McAllister

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Ethnicity and gender in sport, 1860–1910', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Greg Ryan, published 5 Sep 2013