Women horseracing at a Maori race meeting in the Waikato

Women horseracing at a Maori race meeting in the Waikato
1890 - 1899
Ross, Forrestina Elizabeth, 1860-1936

Women horseracing at a Maori race meeting in the Waikatoin the 1890s, photographed by Forrestina Elizabeth Ross.

Published in Making New Zealand, Vol 28, page 7 with the caption: "A field of three in the wahines' race. Maori women were pioneers of their sex in riding astride."

Caption in Wanderlust magazine reads: The Wahines race. A side-saddle is unknown in these parts...riders simply tied their gowns round their ankles.

Other Titles - At the starting post

Extended Title - From a 1930 issue of Wanderlust Magazine

Physical Description: Photo-mechanical print

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Ross, Forrestina Elizabeth, 1860-1936. Women horseracing at a Maori race meeting in the Waikato. Wanderlust Magazine. Ref: PUBL-0170-001. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22783399

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