Story: Childhood

Paper boy, 1960

Paper boy, 1960

By the 2000s many children had jobs so they could earn pocket money for themselves. In the past more children had to work to help support their family. This paper boy is selling the Evening Post outside a hotel on Willis Street in Wellington in 1960.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Childhood - Family, school and work responsibilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Dec 2018