Story: Children and sport

Girls playing tennis, 1889

Girls playing tennis, 1889

Girls' secondary schools initially did not offer sport because it was seen as unfeminine, but from the 1880s this mindset began to change and sports such as tennis and swimming became available. These students from Nelson Ladies' College play tennis in 1889.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tyree Studio Collection (PAColl-3064)
Reference: 10x8-0131-G
Photograph by Tyree Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Early sport, 1860 to 1919', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41511/girls-playing-tennis-1889 (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013