Story: Domestic violence

Domestic violence survey

In June 1978 the New Zealand Woman's Weekly published this questionnaire on domestic violence from Auckland psychologist Miriam Jackson, who was researching the issue. The survey was one of the first investigations of its kind in New Zealand, and the responses sent in by readers revealed how widespread and insidious the problem was.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Domestic violence - Changing attitudes to violence, 1893 to 1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 19 Jul 2018