Story: Teenagers and youth

Hutt Valley youth club, 1958

Teenagers enjoy themselves at the Taita youth club, a popular Sunday meeting place for young people in the Hutt Valley. This footage of clean-cut fun was taken five years after the teenage sex scandal that erupted in Lower Hutt, leading to the 1954 Mazengarb inquiry.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 79. National Film Unit, 1958

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Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Control and rebellion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/27032/hutt-valley-youth-club-1958 (accessed 21 May 2022)

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