Story: City children and youth

Trip to town (1st of 2)

Trip to town

A visit to the central city with parents, to shop at department stores or go to the movies, was a regular event for many suburban children. Most dressed up in their best clothes, and went into town by car or public transport. These well-groomed children are in Auckland’s Queen Street in 1955.

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Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - City, suburbs and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010