Story: Beach culture

Pt Chevalier, 1964

Pt Chevalier, 1964

After the Second World War, the beach became associated with sexuality and escape from the restraints of daily life. This is described in Maurice Gee’s novel Going west (1992). Download the document to read an extract (42 KB).

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Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Beach culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006