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Children and adolescents, 1930-1960

  • Children and adolescents, 1930-1960

    The need for the New Zealand government to promote national interests during the Depression and the Second World War created a renewed appreciation of the role of the family within society.

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  • Page 2 – Children's health

    By the late 1940s all New Zealand children had a medical examination on entering school, and were seen by a nurse at standards two and six. These examinations helped

  • Page 3 – Education

    By 1940 childhood was internationally recognised as a distinct stage in human development. A child's value to the family was no longer seen as primarily economic. Instead

  • Page 4 – The post-war family

    As a consequence of the post-war economic boom there was increasing demand for consumer goods. The 1956 census revealed that more than half of New Zealand homes possessed

  • Page 5 – Further information

    Further information for Children and adolescents, 1930-1960.

US Forces in New Zealand

  • US Forces in New Zealand

    Seventy years ago, in June 1942, the first American soldiers landed on New Zealand soil, to begin an 'invasion' which would have a profound impact on both visitors and hosts over the next 18 months.

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  • Page 7 - Yankee boys, Kiwi girls Romantic liaisons between American servicemen and New Zealand women inevitably developed. The soldiers were starved of female company, and the Kiwi women often found the American

Railway stations

  • Railway stations

    Before most people had cars or telephones, let alone television and the Internet, the railway provided many communities with their main connection to the outside world.

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  • Page 4 - The dark sideLike other public facilities, railway stations often attracted loafers and drunks, bored teenagers or lonely souls seeking human
  • Main image: Youth and crime

    In 1950s New Zealand there were a number of serious criminal cases involving young people. Such court cases received heavy media coverage and intensified public fears about delinquency.