Kōrero: Censorship

Corrupting comics, 1957

Corrupting comics, 1957

Jack Marshall, minister of justice and attorney general, poses with a display of comics in 1957. Throughout the 1950s there was concern that comics were corrupting the youth by encouraging violence and anti-social behaviour. Following the Mazengarb report of 1954, the results of an investigation into juvenile delinquency, the censorship laws were changed to restrict the import of many comics into New Zealand.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1957/2948-F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Censorship - Censorship and a changing society, 1930s to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43908/corrupting-comics-1957 (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014