More links and websites
This article on the NZHistory.net website explores the Beatles’ visit in 1964, which can be seen as the moment that young New Zealand plugged into an international youth culture.
The Ministry of Youth Development – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi – promotes the interests of young people aged between 12 and 24.
This website provides information about the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s work, and about the rights of children and young people.
More suggestions and sources
Dalley, Bronwyn. Family matters: child welfare in twentieth-century New Zealand. Auckland: Auckland University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1998.
Eldred-Grigg, Stevan. Oracles & miracles: a novel. Auckland: Penguin, 1987.
Sutton-Smith, Brian. A history of children’s play: New Zealand 1840–1950. Wellington: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 1982.
Trewby, Mary. The best years of your life: a history of New Zealand childhood. Auckland: Viking, 1995.
Yska, Redmer. All shook up: the flash bodgie and the rise of the New Zealand teenager in the fifties. Auckland: Penguin, 1993.