Story: Parenting

Sole father, 1979

Sole father, 1979

A small proportion of sole-parent families are headed by fathers. This is sole parent Peter Wilson with his two sons in 1979. At the time he was president of the North Shore branch of Solo Parents Incorporated.

Courtesy of the New Zealand Herald

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Auckland University Press
Reference: Margaret McClure, A civilised community: a history of social security in New Zealand, 1898–1998. Auckland: Auckland University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, 1998, p. 188

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Marriage, separation and sole parenting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26339/sole-father-1979 (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018