Children and adolescents are the main agents of change in pronunciation. These children attended St Joseph's School in Paeroa, a goldfields town, on its opening day in April 1900. Though it was a Catholic school and probably attended by a number of children with Irish heritage, students from a range of backgrounds would have gone there, all adding their voices to the mix.
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