Story: Domestic recreation and hobbies

Zoning out in front of the television, 1974

Zoning out in front of the television, 1974

In 2013 television watching was the nation's foremost recreational activity. Since the introduction of pay-television services in the 1990s watchers have been able to choose from an array of channels and subjects. This family watches in 1974, the year after colour broadcasting began. They have the expressionless faces characteristic of television watchers. 

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6421/B5118
Photograph by R. Anderson

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Domestic recreation and hobbies - Reading, listening and watching', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41106/zoning-out-in-front-of-the-television-1974 (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013