Story: City children and youth

Municipal playgrounds

Municipal playgrounds

One solution to the larrikin problem was municipal playgrounds, where pent-up youthful energies could be directed into more structured play, and children could be supervised by parents or caregivers. This is the playground at Dunedin’s St Clair Beach in 1955.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Evening Star, 26 January 1955

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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