Kōrero: Families: a history

Pākehā family in suburbs, 1950s

Pākehā family in suburbs, 1950s

The post-war ideal for city families was to own a home in the suburbs and provide children with space to play. Middle class parents, especially mothers, were expected to encourage children's intellectual and psychological development, and their play. These children enjoy a ball game with their sister in the back garden of a Christchurch suburb in the 1950s.

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Photograph by Neville Phillips

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Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Families: a history - Baby boom begins: 1945–1959', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30209/pakeha-family-in-suburbs-1950s (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017