Story: City children and youth

Bad-mouthed larrikins

Bad-mouthed larrikins

Larrikins’ use of offensive language was a common cause of complaint in colonial towns and cities. This 1892 letter to the editor of the Marlborough Express calls on the police to make examples of one or two offenders to deter others.

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Reference: Marlborough Express, 6 May 1892, p. 2

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Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - Bad behaviour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010