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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 10. 24 May 1972

........Into Counterculture?

........Into Counterculture?

Unfortunately the picture that I have painted of the neo-urban Maori society is the ideal that occurs only under ideal conditions. The most important of these conditions is that there be a sufficient density of Maori people in particular suburbs to form strong voluntary associations. But when Maoris don't join Maori organisations or are unable to do so because they are too thinly spread on the ground then the children of such families have a reduced chance of being socialised in their social identity as Maoris. It is the first and second generation city born Maoris who are being deprived of their heritage under these circumstances. The situation for them as Maoris and by an educational system that refuses to accept this responsibility.