Kōrero: Gangs

Milk-bar cowboys, 1950s

Milk-bar cowboys, 1950s

New Zealand youths quickly emulated American popular culture, modelling themselves on figures such as James Dean and Elvis Presley. Milk-bar cowboys – also known as bodgies – congregated outside milk bars on motorbikes. The 1950s saw the emergence of New Zealand's first modern gangs, many centred on motorcycle ownership.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Motorcycle and white supremacist gangs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28240/milk-bar-cowboys-1950s (accessed 24 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert