Kōrero: Culture and recreation in the city

Riding the elephant at Auckland Zoo

Riding the elephant at Auckland Zoo

In the early 20th century Wellington and Auckland opened zoos which became popular attractions for residents and visitors to the cities. At both zoos the elephant was always a favourite with the children. This group is at Auckland Zoo, in the early 1900s.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 35-R176
Photograph by Frederick George Radcliffe

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Sport and recreation, 1900–1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25685/riding-the-elephant-at-auckland-zoo (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010