Story: City images

Early to bed

Early to bed

In the early 1900s there was a widespread anxiety that city life made people weak and nervous. This newspaper clipping from 1909 suggests that city children require more restorative sleep than country children and should have earlier bedtimes.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Otago Witness, 29 September 1909, p. 76

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - Colonial views of city life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010