Story: Teenagers and youth

Down under the plum trees

Down under the plum trees was published in 1972, not long after the New Zealand publication of The little red schoolbook. These books openly discussed sex, sexuality and drugs at a time when there was very little reliable information on these issues for young people. Controversial in the wider community, the books were widely circulated among teenage school students in the 1970s.

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Alister Taylor Publishers
Reference: Felicity Tuohy and Michael Murphy, Down under the plum trees. Martinborough: A. Taylor, 1976.

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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/interactive/27035/down-under-the-plum-trees (accessed 21 May 2022)

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