Story: Manners and social behaviour

Don't spit!

Don't spit!

In the 1940s the Health Department ran a campaign against spitting in the streets and produced this poster. One of the concerns was that tuberculosis might be spread by spitting. In addition, it was seen as an offence against good manners, and that view prevails in the 2000s.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAFB W2555 24223 Box 33 33b A22

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - A guide to modern New Zealand manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013