Kōrero: Gyms

Women and fitness: a school gym (1 o 2)

Women and fitness: a school gym

In the 20th century it became more acceptable for girls to exercise and participate in sports. Nelson College for Girls acquired its own gymnasium in the early 1900s. Students, dressed in 'gym tunics' (which later became the uniform at many girls' schools), showed their skills in this posed photograph. 

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Nelson Provincial Museum, F. N. Jones Collection
Reference: 310032
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

Permission must be sought from Nelson Provincial Museum before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Green, 'Gyms - Twentieth-century developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41028/women-and-fitness-a-school-gym (accessed 19 February 2020)

He kōrero nā David Green, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013