Cornwall Park, Hastings

Williams, David Godfrey
Production date
Circa 1930
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
Cornwall Park, Hastings.
Dave Williams, photographer.
Shows a single swan swimming under a brick bridge with several tennis courts in the distance, laid out in 1905 and first played upon in 1906 by the Hastings Lawn Tennis Club, then subsequently the Hastings Park Tennis Club. The pavilion was for the tennis club members, but it and the courts have since been removed.
Production date
Circa 1930
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph. Glued to cardboard.
Height x Width: 82 x 105mm
Subject period
Subject date
Circa 1930
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, W1 (d)
Credit Line
gifted by H J Williams
Other number(s)
W1 (d), 70972


Public comments

This is a photo of the Hastings Lawn Tennis Club, being 6 courts in Cornwall Park, laid out in 1905 and played upon in 1906. They were there in 1936 when the P.A.F. did the first aerial survey covering Hastings, but not there in 1947. Likely the Whitehead Road courts superseded the Cornwall Park courts. The pavilion is for the tennis club members. There are just 3 known and different photos of this aspect. See Matthew Wright's book 'Town and Country - The history of Hastings and district' p269

- Wayne Collins on 28-02-2021 04:04:31

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