In the 1920s the notion of both sexes bathing together – ‘mixed bathing’ – was beginning to be accepted. The steamship and sails on the horizon of Tasman Bay illustrate the importance of coastal shipping to Nelson’s economy. ‘The sands’ was another name for Tāhunanui beach at the time.
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Nelson Provincial Museum, Archives Collection
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