Kōrero: Indoor sports

Volleyball demonstration, 1949

Volleyball demonstration, 1949

This energetic but inept volleyball game was played outdoors at the 1949 opening of the Naenae Community Centre in Lower Hutt. Teams were organised by the Physical Welfare branch of the Department of Internal Affairs in order to promote volleyball. Little-known in New Zealand at the time, it was described as 'very popular on the continent', that is, Europe.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-033822-F; AAQT 6401 A15, 861
Photograph by William Wilson

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:

Mark Derby, 'Indoor sports - Volleyball', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41057/volleyball-demonstration-1949 (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2016