Kōrero: Children’s play

Children playing four square, 1959 (3 o 3)

Children playing four square, 1959

A group of children play four square in 1959. Four square is a game that simply requires a marked surface, a ball and four players. It began as a formal game at some time in the 1950s, and was soon adopted by children as a spontaneous game that could be played without adult supervision.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - The playground and the path to school', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40848/children-playing-four-square-1959 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013