Kōrero: Weekends

Crowd at the Days Bay water chute, 1910s

Crowd at the Days Bay water chute, 1910s

This is a Sunday crowd at the water chute in Days Bay, on Wellington Harbour, in the 1910s. Despite sabbatarian opposition, many people used their Sundays for recreation. In response, transport companies organised Sunday excursion ferries and trains. In the 1890s entrepreneur John Williams set up a recreation resort at Days Bay, a popular site for Sunday excursionists from Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-022709-G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Weekends - Origins of the weekend – the Sunday sabbath', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39777/crowd-at-the-days-bay-water-chute-1910s (accessed 30 November 2021)

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