Story: Teenagers and youth

Sexual segregation

Sexual segregation

A group of form six students from Wellington Girls' College pose for a photo with language teacher Charles Naverne in 1891. These young women, aged around 16, dressed similarly to adult women of the time. The sexes were segregated in many formal situations, and it was considered improper for young women to be seen with men other than relatives.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Muriel Bradshaw Collection
Reference: 1/2-082604-F
Photograph by Farley and Mason

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.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Teenagers and youth - Defining teenagers as a group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017