Kōrero: Picnics and barbecues

A picnic with the Model T

A picnic with the Model T

A family use their Ford Model T tourer as an impromptu picnic venue, probably in the early 1920s. The growth in car ownership and improvements to New Zealand's roads brought changes to picnic behaviour. While community picnics remained popular, it became more common for family groups to drive to a scenic site and hold their own picnic. By the 1920s religious opposition to Sunday leisure activities had declined. The Sunday drive, usually involving a picnic, became a very popular form of recreation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Peter Clayworth, 'Picnics and barbecues - Sunday drives and picnic spots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39294/a-picnic-with-the-model-t (accessed 12 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013