Story: Naturism

Changing attitudes

In 1967 Auckland naturist club member Emile Roland spoke on current affairs television programme Town and around about the possibility of making nudity legal on some public beaches. A few naturists were already going without clothes at some secluded beaches, but they ran the risk of prosecution for indecent exposure.

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Hera Cook, 'Naturism - Attitudes to nakedness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2021)

Story by Hera Cook, published 5 Sep 2013