Story: Gambling

Playing housie, 1975

Playing housie, 1975

Players participate in a game of housie (bingo) in an unknown Wellington hall. The game particularly appealed to working-class women, who sometimes brought their children with them to share in the fun.  

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/3915/29

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How to cite this page:

David Grant, 'Gambling - Cards and games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39432/playing-housie-1975 (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by David Grant, published 5 Sep 2013