Story: Canterbury places

A day at the races

This film from the 1940s shows people at Addington Raceway, enjoying the atmosphere and watching the horses. The racecourse, in the industrial suburb of Addington, has long been a magnet for horse-racing and trotting fans.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 328. National Film Unit, 1947

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - South Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10235/a-day-at-the-races (accessed 29 March 2017)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015