Children and adolescents, 1930-1960

Page 5 – Further information


People from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Volume 5

These biographies can be found at the online DNZB site:

  • Beeby, Clarence Edward Educational psychologist, university lecturer, educationalist, senior public servant, ambassador
  • Clare, Vernon Lawrence Musician, cabaret owner, restaurateur, music teacher
  • Howard, Mabel Bowden Trade unionist, community worker, politician
  • Mazengarb, Oswald Chettle Lawyer, morals inquiry chairman, writer
  • Mirams, Gordon Holden Journalist, film critic, editor, educational media producer, film censor
  • Peek, Charles Edward Teacher, child welfare administrator, billiards player
  • Ross, Grace Hilda Cuthberta Music teacher, welfare worker, community leader, politician
  • Smithells, Philip Ashton Physical educationalist, university professor
  • Somerset, Gwendolen Lucy Teacher, adult education director, educationalist, writer
  • Te Whiu, Edward Thomas Nga Puhi; criminal, murderer
  • Turbott, Harold Bertram Doctor, public health administrator, broadcaster, writer
  • Wood, Joan Myrtle Educationalist, music teacher


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  • Manning, A.H. The bodgie: a study in abnormal psychology. Wellington, 1958
  • McClure, M. A civilised community: a history of social security in New Zealand 1898–1998. Auckland, 1998
  • Taylor, N.M. The New Zealand people at war: the home front. Vol. 2. Wellington, 1986
  • Tennant, M. Children's health the nation's wealth: a history of children's health camps. Wellington, 1994
  • 'Youth without a purpose'. New Zealand Listener, 8 August 1958: 5
  • Yska, R. All shook up: the flash bodgie and the rise of the New Zealand teenager in the fifties. Auckland, 1993
  • Zelizer, V.A.R. Pricing the priceless child. New York, 1985
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