Kōrero: Nelson region

Nelson beaches: mixed bathing at Tāhunanui (2 o 3)

Nelson beaches: mixed bathing at Tāhunanui

In the 1920s the notion of both sexes bathing together – ‘mixed bathing’ – was only just 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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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/29293/nelson-beaches-mixed-bathing-at-tahunanui (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 3 Aug 2015