Kōrero: Child abuse

Dirty children

Small boy standing next to an open drain outside the kitchen of a run-down house.

In 1951 the Auckland district office of the Department of Health investigated living conditions in the inner-city suburb of Freemans Bay. ‘The Survey of dirty children’ revealed the sub-standard conditions in which many children were living. This little boy stands beside an open drain outside the kitchen door of a three-bedroom house in which 18 people lived.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Auckland Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: BAAK A43 7/b, fig. 41

Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga (Auckland Regional Office) must be obtained before any re-use of this material.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - Understanding child abuse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30574/dirty-children (accessed 15 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Dalley, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jan 2024