Story: Teenagers and youth

Young women, 1964

Young women, 1964

Auckland teenagers dressed in the height of 1960s fashion – beehive hairdos, tight jeans and boots – cross a street in central Auckland. Teenagers quickly adopted fashion and hairstyle trends that originated in Britain and the United States. This set them apart as a separate group, distinct from both children and adults. Teenagers' new, highly visible appearance marked them out as adolescent and different.

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Reference: Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1964

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Control and rebellion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

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