Kōrero: Children’s play

Public playground at Newtown, 1920s

Public playground at Newtown, 1920s

Children play at the Newtown playground, in Wellington, in the 1920s. The playground was set up in 1922, following concerns that Newtown children had to play in the streets. It was located in front of the Wellington Hospital. Features such as the very high slide and the hard surfaced playground would later come to be seen as dangerous.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-049054
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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - Where children play', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40856/public-playground-at-newtown-1920s (accessed 15 December 2019)

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