Story: Manners and social behaviour

Teaching children manners: 1840 (1st of 2)

Teaching children manners: 1840

The title page of The child's first book of manners shows a two children playing a racket game. Illustrated books such as these were used to help convey the fundamentals of manners to children, but parental instruction was also very significant.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: ILS 1309984

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - Manners in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013