Kōrero: Childhood

Combatting truancy, 1993

Combatting truancy, 1993

Children are legally required to attend school – if they do not, they are labelled truants. These two police officers are talking to a suspected truant in Porirua in 1993. The day this photo was taken, police found 21 children who should have been at school hanging out in the city centre.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/2675/28
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Childhood - Family, school and work responsibilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26282/combatting-truancy-1993 (accessed 7 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Dec 2018