Story: City children and youth

Milk run

Milk run

Part-time work provides children with spending money, and can be an important source of income in poorer households. Until the demise of home milk-deliveries in the 1980s, milk runs were a popular part-time job – mostly among boys, as it required considerable strength and fitness. This young worker pushes a hefty milk cart along a Wellington street in 1975.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - Working children', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010