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Occupational training at Arohata Borstal, 1976

Occupational training at Arohata Borstal, 1976

Borstals were correctional institutions for young people. Occupational training was an important element of the institutional regime. This young woman inmate and her teacher are shown at Arohata Borstal in Tawa, Wellington, during a typing class in 1976.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP?Crime/Arohata

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Gabrielle Maxwell, 'Youth offenders - Treatment of young offenders, 1840 to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Gabrielle Maxwell, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017