Kōrero: Culture and recreation in the city

Southern Recreation Ground, Dunedin, 1864 (1 o 4)

Southern Recreation Ground, Dunedin, 1864

George O'Brien's watercolour shows the oval at Dunedin's Southern Recreation Ground during a cricketing festival in January 1864. Teams from Otago, Southland and Canterbury played each other and George Parr's England team. Cricket was one of the earliest organised recreations in New Zealand cities.

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Reference: 1988/78/1
Watercolour by George O'Brien

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Sport in colonial cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/25676/southern-recreation-ground-dunedin-1864 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010