Te Ara has just published a feature on Teenagers and youth in New Zealand. It goes right back to the 19th century and the arrival of ‘youth’ as a distinct group with its own identity.
Other subjects covered are support organisations, subcultures, language, school and work, sexuality, pregnancy, the teenage brain, taking risks, rebellion and more.
There’s a cool gallery of pictures, audio and video to explore:
- A 1995 tv ad about teen drink-driving
- An 1887 letter to the editor complaining about wild unruly lads rocketing down Bealey Avenue in their horse and carts (sort of)
To find out more about these themes, read Bodgies, widgies, midlife OEs and the Red Hat Society – a blog post on the new additions from Signposts, the Te Ara blog.
And head over to the Pulse te Auaha, our own site for teens – where there’s competitions, information and fun.