1800s

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With the ar­rival of trains and trams, more peo­ple than ever had ac­cess to the sea and its newly touted health ben­e­fits. But for women, cum­ber­some bathing dresses, some even weighted down to en­sure they did not float up, made it near im­pos­si­ble to swim. Drown­ing be­came known as “the New Zealand death” to those who had re­lo­cated to the wild An­tipodes.

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