Kōrero: Culture and recreation in the city

New Brighton beach, 1910

New Brighton beach, 1910

New Brighton beach was just a tram ride away from the centre of Christchurch, so it attracted large crowds from the city on a hot summer's day. In this scene the attractions of the surf have been supplemented by a 'witches' hat' for people to ride and a stall selling fruit.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-020110; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Making their own fun', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25665/new-brighton-beach-1910 (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010