Posted by Bill D NZ on June 10, 2023 at 23:21:26 user BillD.
In Reply to: Re: Camping and Tramping, Swallows and Amazons: Interwar Children’s Fiction and the Search for England posted by John Wilson on June 03, 2023 at 03:49:50:
Interesting comments. Yes sex and other relationship issues like sibling rivalry (except Nancy/Peggy) & arguments mostly are pretty absent. One of the reason I liked Monica Edwards books (published 1947-1969) and which have lots of practical sailing, farming & outdoor generally, is that relationships were introduced, albeit very gently.
Yes, I'd noticed the 'tramping'. In the UK at least for the last 50 years it's usually called walking, fell-walking, possibly hiking.
It may have been chosen for the rhyme with camping. It doesn't seem to be a generational thing - although there's lots of NZ (and American and Aussie) terms that were current in the UK at the time when emigrants left, all I can find seems to say it's basically an NZ term.
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