Story: City styles

Break dancing, 1984

Break dancing, 1984

American hip-hop culture found its way into New Zealand in the 1980s, and remained an important urban phenomenon in the 2000s. Here two boys display their break-dancing skills to a crowd of onlookers in Manners Mall, Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/0163/31-F
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - Cities and culture creation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010