Monday, 20 January 2014

Fun at the beach

Have you been enjoying the beaches this summer? Relaxing, paddling, swimming, fishing and having picnics on the beach are all part of a great Kiwi summer.

Enjoy these heritage images from Auckland Libraries as you kick back and plan your next trip to the beach.

Having fun at the beach:

Ref: T0213, passengers from the SS Condor alighting at Takapuna Wharf, Takapuna, c. 1910, North Auckland Research Centre
Ref: 4-618, looking east along Okahu Bay, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections



Ref: 35-R349, having fun on the beach at Sumner, Christchurch, c. 1916, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: T0502, Milford Beach looking south east towards Rangitoto Island, 1922, North Auckland Research Centre
 Sunbathing:
Ref: JTD-06K-02899, bathing beauties, 1921, West Auckland Research Centre
 Beach huts:
Ref: 35-R247, looking north east along the beach at St Heliers towards Achilles Point, c. 1915, Sir George Grey Special Collections
 Paddling:

Ref: 4-2955, people paddling at Devonport Beach, no date, North Auckland Research Centre
Swimming:

Ref: JTD-02K-05383, a party from Ryan's bach swimming at Te Henga, 1929, West Auckland Research Centre
Ref: AWNS-19140226-42-1, long distance swimmers who were competitors in the annual race across the Auckland Harbour, from Northcote to Shelly Beach, 1914, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Fishing:

Ref: AWNS-19050420-14-5, net fishing on Waiheke Island, 1905, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Animals like to relax on the beach too!

Ref: JTD-04O-02299, Cattle on the beach at Piha, 1930, West Auckland Research Centre

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