Kōrero: Culture and recreation in the city

Basin Reserve, 1889 (3 o 4)

Basin Reserve, 1889

The Basin Reserve in Wellington was originally a swamp, but the land rose in the 1855 earthquake and two years later some cricket enthusiasts secured the area as a recreation reserve. It took some time before the ground was ready for cricket, and the first game was played in 1868. A grandstand was also built in that year. For a period the ground was also used for Caledonian games, but cricket took primacy, with the first official first-class match held in 1876. Christopher Aubrey's painting shows a game in progress in 1889.

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Wellington College Archives
Artwork by Christopher Aubrey

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei 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/25678/basin-reserve-1889 (accessed 21 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010