Kōrero: Manners and social behaviour

Colonial manners

'Colonial manners' were a matter for much discussion and debate from the 19th century. This series of letters to the editor from 1892 reveals the range of opinion. A 'Visitor' to Dunedin deplores the lack of manners shown by New Zealand men, comparing their behaviour unfavourably with that of European men. Other correspondents deny that there is a problem, or defend local men.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Otago Daily Times, 6 May 1892, p. 4; Otago Daily Times, 9 May 1892, pp. 3-4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - New Zealand manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/39836/colonial-manners (accessed 29 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013