close this bookScottish immigrant in the Waikato : Rotowaro in 1940s
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Recalls dress styles -`A line', `Princess line'. Hats and gloves only for weddings and funerals. Remembers wearing jeans at 16. Allowed to choose her own clothes even as a child.

Talks about bodgies and widgies,

"...with the big wide shoulders and the stovepipe trousers"

Discusses older peoples attitudes to fashions,

"Frowned on in a lot of cases.....people saying `how ridiculous'...when crew cuts came in they got talked about too and then the longer hair came in...they were very against long hair on boys"

Didn't think milkbars were that exciting, mentions cafes and restaurants.