Story: Teenagers and youth

Larrikinism

Larrikinism

The challenging behaviour of teenagers (from the standpoint of the older generation) is nothing new. This 1887 letter to the Hawkes Bay Herald comments on the unruly lads of Havelock North.

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Reference: Hawke's Bay Herald, 1 December, 1887, p. 3

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Control and rebellion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/27031/larrikinism (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017