Story: Youth organisations

Girl Citizens, Easter 1929

Girl Citizens, Easter 1929

Members of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), termed 'Girl Citizens', in camp at Manukau, Auckland. At the time notions of social engineering and creating ideal citizens were very much in vogue in the Western world. Members of the YWCA were encouraged to become involved in civics  the study of a citizen's rights and duties.

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Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Christian youth organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29500/girl-citizens-easter-1929 (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 Jan 2019