Kōrero: Speech and accent

St Joseph's School, Paeroa, 1900

St Joseph's School, Paeroa, 1900

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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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19000518-6-4

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Elizabeth Gordon, 'Speech and accent - Explanations of New Zealand speech', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40128/st-josephs-school-paeroa-1900 (accessed 23 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Elizabeth Gordon, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013