Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Residential institutions: Epuni Boys Home, 1975 (3rd of 3)

Residential institutions: Epuni Boys Home, 1975

This boy has to stand 'on line' in the quad of the Epuni Boys Home in Lower Hutt as punishment for bad behaviour. This type of punishment was seen as giving the offender a chance to calm down and reflect on his behaviour.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/4025
Photograph by Ron Fox

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Government institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018