Story: Security and personal safety

Larrikins in Gore

Larrikins in Gore

Concern about public safety in urban areas is nothing new. In this 1895 letter to the editor of the Mataura Ensign a resident complains about larrikins in the main street of Gore.

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Reference: Mataura Ensign, 28 June 1895, p. 2

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Carl Walrond, 'Security and personal safety - Risks to personal safety', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017