19 Oct 2016

Sound Archives: Kiwi Teen Rebellion

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:40 pm on 19 October 2016
Youth Club activities at Taita, Lower Hutt. From The Evening post

Youth Club activities at Taita, Lower Hutt. From The Evening post Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

Back in August we talked to Grant Morris about the history of teenagers in New Zealand and we touched on 'The Mazengarb Report' on juvenile delinquency in Lower Hutt, published in 1954.

That inspired Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision to have a look into the sound archives to see how radio had dealt with the ‘teenage question’ in the past.

Rock and roll dancers at Youth Club, Taita, Lower Hutt. (Evening post)

Rock and roll dancers at Youth Club, Taita, Lower Hutt. (Evening post) Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library